Fair Workplaces

Everyone should be paid decently and have basic workplace protections so that they can sustain themselves financially, be healthy, and be able to take care of their family.

We advocate for fair minimum wage that is a living wage and for employment laws and practices that protect workers from discrimination and ensure equity, and dignity for every working person–particularly those working in the lowest paying, most dangerous, and least protected jobs in America.

Learn More:

Read our latest white paper, Low-Wage Workers Speak Out: The Emerging Future of Work Is Not Improving Their Jobs

Our Insights

No one should have to choose between their well-being and their paycheck.

Time for action to increase racial equity and opportunities for low-wage workers.

It's time to ensure the financial security of all families by providing a guaranteed income.

The majority of minimum wage earners and tipped workers are adults providing for their families.

Our Impact

Workers in Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois will benefit from some significant wins in 2024. The wins are especially important for workers with low income, who are disproportionately women and people of color and the least likely to have paid time off of any kind.

The Paid Leave for All Workers Act entitles employees to up 40 hours of paid leave each year.

New Shriver Center report urges policy changes to increase racial equity and protect low-wage workers.


Jul 2020

A collection of readings, research, and tools to help guide an understanding of structural racism.

Jun 2020

Shriver Center advocates share updates on their COVID-19 response work and impact.

Attorneys and Specialists

Jeremy Rosen
Jeremy Rosen
Jeremy Rosen
Director of Economic Justice


Wendy Pollack
Wendy Pollack
Wendy Pollack
Women's Law & Policy Initiative Director


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