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UWUnited - Strategic Partnerships Advance Worker Equity

Unemployed Workers United is organizing a multiracial and multigenerational movement with unemployed, underemployed, and workers in precarious employment conditions dedicated and committed to creating an economy and society that respects all working people, their families and their communities. We organize workers across the nation with a focus on the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Tennessee, and Texas.... more »

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UWUnited - Outreach & Education for worker equity

Unemployed Workers United is organizing a multiracial and multigenerational movement with unemployed, underemployed, and workers in precarious employment conditions dedicated and committed to creating an economy and society that respects all working people, their families and their communities. We organize workers across the nation with a focus on the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Tennessee, and Texas.... more »

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UWUnited - Equity Begins with modernizing executive order 11246

Unemployed Workers United is organizing a multiracial and multigenerational movement with unemployed, underemployed, and workers in precarious employment conditions dedicated and committed to creating an economy and society that respects all working people, their families and their communities. We organize workers across the nation with a focus on the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Tennessee, and Texas.... more »

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UWUnited Essential Principles for Worker Equity

Unemployed Workers United is organizing a multiracial and multigenerational movement with unemployed, underemployed, and workers in precarious employment conditions dedicated and committed to creating an economy and society that respects all working people, their families and their communities. We organize workers across the nation with a focus on the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Tennessee, and Texas.... more »

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Equitable Federal Contractor Workplaces

Better For All Coalition recommendations for EO11246

October 4, 2021

Via Online Submission

U.S. Department of Labor

200 Constitution Ave NW

Washington, D.C. 2020

Re: Advancing Worker Equity at the U.S. Department of Labor

The Better For All Coalition came together with a shared goal to advance the rights of all workers, by centering the needs of Black and Immigrant workers to improve the working conditions and their accessibility to good union jobs.To really build... more »

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Advancing Worker Equity at U.S. DOL by Improving Enforcement Edited

Please see attached joint comments detailing the following recommendations:

For Migrant Workers

• Streamline and revitalize the employment service complaint system.

• Implement a policy of consistently communicating with SWAs about labor violations to ensure services are discontinued to employers who abuse the H-2A system.

• Forbid terms in clearance orders that create barriers to the employment of U.S. workers and... more »

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Improving State Unemployment Systems Edited

Please see attached joint comments recommending the following:

1. DOL should ensure that states afford claimants timely appeal hearings.

2. DOL should review state unemployment notices to ensure that they meet the requirements of federal law.

3. DOL should encourage states to focus on user-centric design in their online unemployment systems and in the language they use to communicate information with claimants.

4. DOL... more »

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Promoting Safe and Fair Federal Contractor Workplaces Edited

Please see attached joint comments detailing the following recommendations:

1. Forced arbitration erodes legal protections ensuring workplace safety and fairness, disproportionately affecting women, people of color, and low-wage workers.

2. Curtailing the use of forced arbitration in federal contractor workplaces would promote workplace equity.

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Separate but equal Edited

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Back in 1896 the U.S. Supreme Court under skewed judgement made a mistaken determination in PLESSY v.. FERGUSON, 163 U.S. 537, 16 S.Ct. 1138, 41 L.Ed. 256 (May 18, 1896.) "Separate but Equal" was rendered. This was corrected through Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)  where the Court correctly determined that equality is without any bias or discrimination or it is not Equal. 

   The present and past U.S.... more »

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COVID-safe workplaces

Continue to provide education to employers on their responsibilities to provide a COVID-safe workplace and to employees on their rights to a COVID-safe workplace. Ensure that education efforts are fully accessible and coordinated with relevant stakeholders, including unions and workers' rights advocates, and is available in multiple languages.

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