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Outreach and Education

High School Curriculum - add Practical Adult Education trending idea

Community Member kudos icon 3 Community member
Required classes for Juniors and Seniors should include education about credit cards, bank accounts, health plans, budgeting and retirement fundamentals to include terminology, resources, simple quizzes to test their knowledge.  Most underprivileged communities have generations of family in same household but no one has this basic knowledge or has minimal knowledge and should have the information availalble in multiple... more »

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Equitable Federal Contractor Workplaces

Executive Order on Racial Equity and Support for the Underserved trending idea

Community Member kudos icon 1 Community member
The executive order on racial equity and support of the underserved has already been established.  Our labor law is against discrimination and harassment due to religion, age, ethnicity, gender, disability, or race.  There's not anything else to do beyond that.  Despite what Biden and his people say, America doesn't discriminate against underserved communities, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with... more »

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Unemployment Insurance Program

Allow return emails and feed back trending idea Edited

I do not have a printer nor a fax machine and have been quarantining so I am not able to send the conformation to view my medical records. Nor can I reply to the email because its not allowed.  Do y'all just not care cause a lot of us are starting to not give care about y'all. Will someone please let the people who need this information know about my issue since I am not able to.

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Unemployment Insurance Program

Advancing the skills of systemically underserved communities trending idea

As many companies are so focused on meeting their own goals for production, sales, revenue, etc. that they are often unwilling to provide skill development/training to those who have no experience in their field, why not incentivize them to do so? What if there was a program developed for companies with high unemployment ratings to "earn back" a lower rating by providing skill development and training through their local... more »

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Equitable Federal Contractor Workplaces

Threshold for Underserved Geographic Communities trending idea

Being that there are certain jurisdictional thresholds in place for equal employment opportunity for EO 11246, and VEVRAA, there should be a threshold in place for underserved geographic communities.

When it comes to gender, race and sexuality, diversity has been at the forefront of equity in the workplace for many years. One form of inequality that has been absent is discrimination based on social class or socio-economic... more »

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Equitable Federal Contractor Workplaces

Balance Construction Contractor Funnel with Women and Minorities trending idea

There are over 808,891 construction workers currently employed in the United States. From that, 87.8% of all construction workers are men. Nationally, only 3.4% of construction trade workers are female, as of 2018, according to U.S. Labor Department statistics. One of the challenges is that this has always been a white male dominated field where you were typically brought into the union by your uncle, brother, or father.... more »

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Enforcement

Advocate for increased appropriations for enforcement trending idea

USDOL must work with the Biden administration and Congress to significantly increase funding for labor standards enforcement. Significant increases in funding and obtaining approval for new types of investments, such as grant programs to support strategic enforcement in partnership with community organizations, are critical to improving access and equity in the Department's work.  Please see the attached document for... more »

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Outreach and Education

Regularly engage with worker centers trending idea

Worker organizations – such as labor unions and worker centers – provide the necessary vehicle for workers to organize collectively and build their own power. Strong worker organizations are required to combat increasingly precarious working conditions and the ever-growing imbalance of power between employers and workers. This Administration must focus on increasing collaboration with worker centers and other non-union... more »

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Federal Contracting (Procurement)

Improvements to contracting process trending idea

Federal contracting implicates industries with significant employment of BIPOC, women, and LGTBQ+ workers, as well as workers with disabilities. Millions of contracts are signed each year between federal agencies and companies providing services like building maintenance, customer service, equipment maintenance, security, landscaping, and food service. While the recent executive order raising the minimum wage for federally... more »

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Outreach and Education

DOL Should Recognize the Value of Independent Work for POC trending idea

The Department of Labor must acknowledge the importance of contingent and alternative work arrangements to ‎the cause of worker equity. Underprivileged minority communities are increasingly turning to alternative work ‎arrangements to escape the paradigm of economic dependence imposed by traditional employer-employee work ‎arrangements, which have historically been exploitive towards many communities in the United States.... more »

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