Creating good jobs that are accessible to low-income residents and people of color is a central tenet of building All-In Cities. In addition to steering new economic development efforts to grow high-road businesses that provide middle- and high-wage jobs, local leaders are implementing policy solutions to transform low-wage jobs into good jobs with living wages and benefits, fair scheduling, and worker protections. Learn more about strategies to secure paid sick leave for all workers and to raise worker pay even as state law constrains local policymaking to support high community labor standards.

(New tool: Paid sick leave).


  • Sarah Treuhaft, PolicyLink (moderator)
  • Dena Mottola Jaborska, New Jersey Citizen Action / NJ Time to Care Coalition
  • Alex Birnel, MOVE Texas