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Policy Brief: Mandatory E-Verify

Maintaining tight labor markets for American workers

One Simple Trick for Raising Wages

The Economics of Labor Supply and the Role of Immigration Policy

Jobs Americans Would Do

A more productive conversation about raising workers’ wages

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: Worker Voice

On this episode, Oren and Chris discuss the issue of worker voice and how to reform labor law to create new avenues for labor input from the shop floor to the boardroom.

Policy Brief: Workers in the Boardroom

Give workers a seat at the directors’ table

Policy Brief: Collaborative Labor-Management Committees

Give workers a collective voice on the job

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: Banning the BA Box

On this episode of Policy in Brief, Oren Cass and Chris Griswold are joined by Jonathan Berry to discuss a proposal to ban bachelor’s degree requirements in hiring.

Policy Brief: Banning Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

Prohibit employers from making a bachelor’s degree a job requirement

Policy Brief: Pro-Worker Bankruptcy Reform

Put workers ahead of Wall Street
when firms go bankrupt

Republicans: Our Future Is Not With Free Markets. It’s With the Working Class 

Progressives were surprised, confused, and frustrated by Senator Marco Rubio last week. “I definitely didn’t have Marco Rubio being more pro worker than Joe Biden on my 2022 bingo card,” one tweeted. “UGH, UGH, UGH…When Read more…

American Compass Releases Conservative Economic Agenda for 118th Congress

Today, American Compass is releasing New Direction: Conservative Principles & Policies for the 118th Congress, an agenda for economic renewal, focused on the interests of worker, their families and communities, and the nation.

Policy Brief: Worker-Run Benefits

Permit workers to administer their own employee benefits through organizations they control

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: Worker-Run Benefits

On this episode of Policy in Brief, Oren Cass and Chris Griswold discuss a proposal to allow workers to administer their own employee benefits through organizations they control.

Skills Gaps Will Force Companies to Do Right by Their Compatriots

Employers who profited from cheap foreign labour cannot now gripe at having to train local workers, writes American Compass executive director Oren Cass.

A Nation of Boys at Risk

After decades of intensive effort and investment to create an equitable education system, not least for girls and women, the nation finds itself with a peculiar predicament: It is boys who are falling behind furthest and fastest.

Where Have All the Young Men Gone?

The question of who would pursue non-college pathways, if they were offered, is one that has bedeviled education reform debates for decades.

Talkin’ (Policy) Shop: The Workforce Training Grant

On the inaugural episode of Policy in Brief, American Compass executive director Oren Cass is joined by policy director Chris Griswold to discuss the Workforce Training Grant, a proposal to create a meaningful alternative pathway to college.

Policy Brief: Workforce Training Grant

Congress should create a Workforce Training Grant—a $10,000-per-year grant to employers for each trainee engaged in on-the-job training.

Servants No Longer

American Compass policy director Chris Griswold explores the relationship between worker power and the roots of civic friendship.

From Amazon to Starbucks, Workers Caught Between Big Business & Big Labor Need Support

Emily Jashinsky features Wells King’s analysis of the Amazon union vote on Staten Island in a discussion of the difficulties facing workers organizing today.

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