The nature of work was rapidly changing before the COVID-19 outbreak: more part-time jobs and gig work, with fewer benefits and lower wages, even in a strong economy. What kind of work do we want when the pandemic passes? Despite calls for “Rooseveltian” responses to this unprecedented pandemic, recently passed relief packages lack the scale and…

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We now face three national crises: A virus that hits our most vulnerable members and communities hardest, an economic collapse that has left more than 40 million looking for work, and the ongoing crisis that has defined America’s history for 400 years.   While I don’t believe that we need another statement from a white…

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Since March, NYEC has been documenting how communities across the country are responding to COVID-19. NYEC has hosted COVID-response workshops, which have focused on future congressional COVID-19 relief packages, coaching youth through the job loss and search process, and labor market implications for young adult workers, among others, as well as maintaining a sense of…

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I want to provide an update on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our field, and share a little bit about how our colleagues and NYEC are responding. Policy and Advocacy Legislative Advocacy NYEC has organized two letters to congressional leadership so far: one on paid leave for the second legislative package (the so-called CV-2…

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