Resources from Around the Coalition: Paid Sick Days, Child Tax Credits, the Budget Resolution and More
Economic mobility. Paid sick days. Child tax credits. CHN’s coalition members are producing great work on very important issues. This month, we continue our Resources from around the Coalition blog series, highlighting important resources you should be aware of.
♦ The National Partnership for Women & Families recently released a series of state fact sheets that explore the impact of our nation’s failure to guarantee all workers the right to earn paid sick days. The new fact sheets focus on the individuals and workers in industries most affected, including children, restaurant workersand low-wage workers and their families. In relation to President Obama’s executive order on paid sick days, they also released an updated fact sheet, Paid Sick Days Lead to Cost Savings for All, that provides key points on cost savings to employers and the government, and benefits to working families when workers have access to paid sick days. You can find more information about your area using their interactive map.
♦ A recent report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Employment Law Project (NELP) reveals the limited extent to which unemployment insurance (UI) is responsive to the needs of workers who are jobless due to volatile work schedules. The report also offers several policy recommendations to bring UI programs more into sync with real worker experiences.
♦ The Center for American Progress recently released a report showing a strong relationship between union membership and economic mobility, specifically amongst children. They found that areas with higher union membership led to more mobility, as measured by children’s incomes.
♦ The Center for American Progress also released a report offering proposals to strengthen the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and issued an interactive map showing how the enhancements would reduce the child poverty gap—the amount by which children’s family income falls short of the federal poverty line—in each state.
♦ The National Women’s Law Center, National Priorities Project, and Americans for Tax Fairness created national and state-by-state infographics showing the impact of Congress’ 2016 budget resolution, which reduces nondefense discretionary spending by nearly $500 billion over the next decade, on a number of important programs. They also released a report incorporating data on all states and their methodology.