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Good Jobs Collaborative

The Good Jobs Collaborative Responds to House Passage of ‘A Stronger Workforce For America Act’

The Good Job Collaborative — a diverse collective of organizations, including the Joint Center, dedicated to advancing a worker-centered workforce development system — released a response to the U.S. passage of “A Stronger Workforce For America Act.”

From the response: “While we appreciate House members’ commitment to investing in workforce development, ASWA does not bring forth the transformational change our workforce system requires to truly support workers and jobseekers. Specifically, ASWA fails to reorient our public workforce system around the goal of putting people into high quality, family-sustaining jobs.”

In March 2024, the Good Jobs Collaborative published a set of principles that “ground policy in the needs of workers for quality jobs and recognize the critical role that worker advocates must play in designing and guiding workforce development activities.” In 2021, the Joint Center also shared five principles to support Black workers in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

The Good Job Collaborative includes the Advancing Black Strategies Initiative, Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), Center on Education & Labor at New America, Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP), High Road Strategy Center at University of Wisconsin, Jobs to Move America, Jobs with Justice, Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers Organization (MASH), Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United, Roosevelt Institute, and the Service Employees International Union.

Read the full statement here.