The Emerging Future of Work Is Not Improving Their Jobs
“Government should do more to ensure that everyone who pays taxes, including immigrants like myself, have access to essential resources and protections on the job.” –Diego, a day laborer
Fundamental shifts in the labor market—including significant growth in part-time, gig, or temporary work—have changed that way that many of us work. But the lowest income workers have failed to see significant gains from these changes.
This white paper and companion summary lifts up the voices of low-wage workers to inform policy decisions about the future of work. When workers spoke with us, they raised concerns about:
Low-wage workers know what they need to lead healthy, productive lives. Illinois policymakers can shape the future of work to increase racial equity and protect low-wage workers from harm.