Fair Pay, Gig Economy, Progressive Values and More

Posted on March 26, 2019

Fair Pay Act: For Women’s History Month, here’s a version of one of the strongest equal pay laws in the country. The Fair Pay Act provides that employers cannot engage in wage discrimination for the same or “comparable” positions regardless of gender, and prohibits employers from demanding wage histories from job applicants, a practice which reinforces wage discrimination.

What We Stand For in Twelve Words: Americans favor progressive policies when they’re presented one-by-one, but they also tend to support conservative values. This is mostly due to our side’s failure to present easy-to-understand versions of progressive values. For twelve words that help solve this problem, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Legislation to expand registration and voting access to younger voters: Friday, March 29 @2pm Eastern. This webinar, by the Fair Elections Center, includes measures like on-campus registration and voting, student ID for voting, preregistration of 17-year-olds, and more. To register for the webinar, click here.

How Wall Street Drives Gender and Race Pay Gaps: This report from the Institute for Policy Studies is short and filled with easily-understood charts and graphs which can help you persuade other policymakers.

Rights at Risk: Gig Companies’ Campaign to Upend Employment As We Know It: Our friends at the National Employment Law Project just published an important report that explains how “gig companies…extract rents from workers, and shift risks and costs onto workers, consumers, and the general public.”

Smallest but best messaging guide: PLI published a pocket-sized booklet – fourteen little pages packed with messaging advice and model narratives about a wide range of issues. To download a PDF, click here.