Economic security remains out of reach for many Americans. According to PolicyLink, roughly four out of every 10 economically insecure adults work regularly, but low wages and limited hours make them unable to move out of economic insecurity. For many, economic security has never been possible as they have been locked out of stable and secure employment entirely due to discrimination.
Without access to high-quality employment opportunities, many people seek precarious work arrangements and find themselves vulnerable to exploitation and inconsistent work schedules. These pathways also often lack opportunities for significant skill-building, career advancement, increases in income or growing and retaining wealth.
In this webinar, experts from the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Democracy at Work Institute explain how cities can deliver quality jobs to workers through strategies that utilize and support employee ownership.
Original event date: 12/07/2021