Category Labor Policy

The Hours and Scheduling Stability Act of 2015 – A Step in the Right Direction for DC’s Labor Laws

Conor McGrath, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives In January, the District of Columbia City Council Committee on Business and Regulatory Affairs held a hearing on a bill that would make the District’s labor code one of the most progressive in the country. The Hours and Scheduling Stability Act, introduced by Councilmember Vincent Orange (D-At […]

A Woman’s Work: Policy Solutions for the Emotional Labor Gap

David Meni, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives, with contributions from Sophie Krensky, Vital Voices Global Partnership When much of the national media dialogue surrounding the gender pay gap is devoted to overt discrimination in the workplace (or squabbling about how large that gap exactly is), a substantial element of the conversation remains missing – […]

Worker Self-Directed Enterprises – A New Way of Thinking About the Workplace

Ryan Thombs, MPP A democratic workplace in which the workers own and democratically decide how profit is distributed has long been the ideal of socialist thinkers. Marx referred to co-operatives, or democratically owned workplaces, as communism in The Civil War in France; and these ideas are echoed in  his other writings such as Das Kapital. […]