Good jobs are about establishing decent standards. We push for laws that require contractors and private developers receiving public dollars to pay fair wages and benefits. Our efforts have helped pass such laws in Jersey City, New York City, and Pittsburgh. And we have helped pass similar statewide laws in Connecticut and New Jersey.
We’re now working on passing laws in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Westchester County, New York, that will protect building service workers from displacement when the building where they work is sold or the contractor changes. We have passed similar laws in New York City, Newark, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.