Deficit-reduction efforts should avoid cuts in programs that serve low- and moderate-income populations.
States should not tie essential spending programs to unstable revenue sources.
Policymakers should use regulatory and legislative measures to prohibit discrimination against the following groups of workers:
Businesses that bid on federal, state, and local contracts should be required to report any complaints and determinations of unlawful and unfair practices.
The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) must vigorously enforce antidiscrimination laws on behalf of state employees.
Federal and state policymakers should support opportunities to launch, maintain, and grow small businesses.
Congress, federal policymakers, and the states should require workforce development centers to provide in-person counseling, accurate guidance about job search strategies, a
Policymakers should improve policies and programs intended to help workers who are displaced as the result of offshoring, automation, outsourcing, and other major acti
Congress and the states should provide sufficient funding for the workforce development system.
Federal and state policymakers should evaluate the effectiveness of publicly funded workforce development programs.