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Job Quality Policy Guide

Copyright
2021
Published Date
04/20/2021
Published By
Well Being In the Nation Network

A quality job means one’s work is meaningful and adds to the goals of the organization. It means having a voice in one’s workplace and the chance to decide one’s work life and being able to learn and grow. Quality work gives people the chance to save.  It gives them the security and confidence that lets them plan for the future. It helps them to be active in the life of the company and see themself as a valued member of a community.

 

A quality job pays wages that support basic living costs, a stable income, and a way to build up savings. Other important features include the below.

  • Working conditions that are safe. A workplace that does not have discrimination or harassment. A workplace where workers’ problems and ideas are heard.

  • Stable work hours; and benefits that help make a healthy, stable life, such as health insurance, paid sick and vacation time, family/medical leave, a good retirement savings plan, and disability and life insurance.

The below policies would increase the number of quality jobs available.

Resources & Tools


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Ensure Fair Scheduling
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Protect Collective Bargaining Rights
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Strengthen Wage Theft Prevention Laws
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Extend Labor Rights to Domestic and Agricultural Workers
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Provide Direct Deposit and Frequent Paychecks for Employees
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Provide Protections for Contract Workers and Those in Gig Economy
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Provide Paid Family Leave to All Workers
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Provide Paid Sick Leave to All Workers
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021

Data & Metrics


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Advancing Equitable Economies Policy Library
Library
Published on 04/20/2021