The Data Gap in Measuring Alternative Work

October 17, 2018 by TWN Staff

In recent decades, globalization and technological change has disrupted work and accelerated changing dynamics between workers and companies, giving rise to more alternative work arrangements.

Read the New Democrat Coalition’s latest blog post on the data gap in measuring alternative work and what we can do to empower American workers with the tools they need to succeed.

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Will ‘Basic Income’ Become the California Norm? Economy
Will ‘Basic Income’ Become the California Norm?
February 16, 2019
by TWN

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After months of planning, Stockton, Calif., is sending debit cards loaded with $500 to a select group of residents starting Friday as part of a closely watched experiment in universal basic income, the first led by a U.S. city. Read More

Marijuana Businesses Ask Congress To Grant Them Banking Services Economy
Marijuana Businesses Ask Congress To Grant Them Banking Services
February 16, 2019
by Tom Ramstack

The lack of legal banking services for marijuana-related businesses is creating unnecessary economic barriers and encouraging crime, the owner of a Washington, D.C. marijuana business told Congress this week. A House Financial Services subcommittee called the hearing to determine whether federal law that bans banking services… Read More

Peters, Davis Take Bipartisan Action to Address Rising Student Loan Debt Among America’s Workers Education
Peters, Davis Take Bipartisan Action to Address Rising Student Loan Debt Among America’s Workers
February 8, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, Congressmen Scott Peters (D-CA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) led a bipartisan group of 99 Members of Congress to reintroduce H.R. 1043, the Employer Participation in Repayment Act, which would incentivize employers to offer student loan assistance to help their employees pay off student loan debt. The… Read More

Wyden, Blunt Move to Support America’s Craft Beverage Industry Economy
Wyden, Blunt Move to Support America’s Craft Beverage Industry
February 8, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced legislation to help ensure the continued growth of America’s craft beverage industry. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act would permanently establish reduced taxes and modernized regulations for brewers, cider makers,… Read More

Democrats Go Bold on Economic Plans, A Deliberate Contrast to 2016 Featured
Democrats Go Bold on Economic Plans, A Deliberate Contrast to 2016
February 8, 2019
by TWN

WASHINGTON — Asked what her very first act as president would be, Sen. Kamala Harris had a quick answer at a recent televised town hall: enact a tax cut that would boost incomes for working families by as much as $6,000 a year. Read More

The Irreversible Turmoil of the Government Shutdown Economy
The Irreversible Turmoil of the Government Shutdown
February 2, 2019
by Tyrone Townsend

The government shutdown was a tremendous burden for America to bear. The number of federal workers that suffered during the 35-day long haul was 800,000. Some 450,000 were required to come into work without pay. More than 42,000 United States Coast Guard members worked without seeing… Read More

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