Outreach and Education

Language Justice

Equal access to government programs and systems is critical for ensuring all individuals in the United States are afforded the same treatment under the law. Meaningful access to government programs and systems requires proper access to interpreters and translated materials for Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals. LEP individuals are those who report speaking English less than "very well," as defined by the U.S.... more »

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DV Survivors Accessing UI

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Job loss and domestic violence have been two of the biggest challenges during the pandemic, and UI has served as a vital safety net for jobless workers. But survivors of domestic violence are also workers who lose their jobs or are forced to relocate due to domestic abuse. UI could play a similar lifeline for them. 

A framework for ensuring survivors have access to UI is already in place but appears to be underutilized.... more »

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Division of Spanish speaking professionals & Accessible website

State Vocational Rehabilitation departments should at least have a Division consisting of Spanish speaking professionals that can assist primary language Spanish speakers across the state. All State Vocational Rehabilitation department websites should also have Google Translate on their website to make it easy for individuals to Translate the page into the language of their choosing. I also agree with the idea to make... more »

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Center for Woman in the Trades

My name is Margaret Bottomly (everyone call me Sissy) I am presently working as a Electrican at Kingsbay Sub Base. I want to start a center for woman looking to working in the trades. The area is a small town Saint Mary Ga.  Looking to secure a grant to start this center. At this point you might say why and what would make it diffrent from other that make it worth the investment?

I have been in the field for over 35... more »

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Regularly engage with worker centers

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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Equitable opportunity

Working with low income women in residence at our transitional therapeutic housing has taught us some valuable lessons. Women who work struggle with inability to afford health insurance, cannot make ends meet with food, transportation, rent, and childcare. Whereas those who do not work have free healthcare, food stamps and Govt subsidies. Why can't working mothers have the same benefits? It does appear that the messaging... more »

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Goverment needs to Go to Job site

Send informed people from the federal government to the job site. Conduct on site training programs just like they teach about medical and saftey issues. Then have these teachers walk around the job site. All the great leaders visited the regular persons. The police go everywhere, so does the media. Even Jesus went and talk with the people to enform them. So send instructors to the job sites.

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Advancing Equity-collaboration

• Accessible licensing transfer of skills

• Expansion of resources in additional languages

• Closer collaborative efforts between US DOL and state DOLs

o Working together to address problem sectors in holistic way

o Building deeper trust with community based organizations

o Providing funding opportunities to expand state enforcement

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Language Accessibility

America is a multilingual country. From Native American languages, to the Spanish and French spoken by those whose families have lived in the southwest, Louisiana and Maine since before they became part of the U.S., to the languages brought here by immigrants who have come here throughout our history with their dreams and energy. The services provided by the Department of Labor and its contractors should be fully accessible... more »

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Improve Data Sharing on Women and Children in Agriculture

The National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) is conducted periodically (most recently in 2015-16) to collect demographic, employment, and health data in face-to-face interviews with farmworkers. The survey yields valuable information that informs policymaking. However, the survey does not collect information from children working in agriculture, and the survey report does not include disaggregated gender-specific data... more »

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DOL Should Recognize the Value of Independent Work for POC

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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Leverage EO to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The CCD Employment and training task force submits the following comments on how DOL can proactively recruit and hire people with disabilities.

In the economic expansion prior to COVID-19, 38.8 percent of US civilians with disabilities ages 18-64 living in the community were employed, compared to 78.6 percent of people without disabilities – a gap of 39.7 percentage points. Fully one quarter (25.9%) of US civilians with... more »

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Repeal the Fair Labor Standards Act. Defend the Dignity of Labor

White Collar vs Blue Collar. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is fundamentally flawed

In my analysis, FLSA is fundamentally flawed for it divides workers into categories such as "White Collar" and "Blue Collar" without understanding the basis for the man's existence in the natural world.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was signed into law on June 25, 1938 claiming that it will provide protection to people working... more »

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