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Release: Bipartisan Group Of Over 270 State Legislators from 44 States Announces Solidarity With “Wisconsin Fourteen”

On February 25, 2011, a bipartisan group of over 270 state legislators representing 44 states voicing their solidarity with the “Wisconsin Fourteen” state senators and urging them to stand firm in their fight.

Release: Statement on Assault on Workers' Rights in Wisconsin

On February 18, 2011, Progressive States Network released the following statement in support of the actions of progressive state legislators in Wisconsin.

State Job Creation Strategies for 2011

The fundamental challenge in this recession is that the growth that preceded it was a mirage.  Bubble era borrowing created a network of financial jobs, real estate jobs and construction jobs that collapsed with the end of the bubble.  Many of those jobs will never return.

An extremely high proportion (75%) of job losses in this recession are permanent rather than temporary.  States will need to nurture completely new industry sectors and the infrastructure to support those jobs, while the jobless will need retraining in new skills to participate in those sectors.

State Strategies to Advance Workers’ Rights: Policy Options for 2011

This policy guide presents a series of state strategies to advance workers rights that have strong public support and present good opportunities to reframe the debates over workers’ rights and the economy as values issues, including: Paid Sick Days, Wage Law Enforcement, and Restoring the Minimum Wage.

State Strategies to Advance Workers’ Rights: Policy Options for 2011

This policy guide presents a series of state strategies to advance workers rights that have strong public support and present good opportunities to reframe the debates over workers’ rights and the economy as values issues, including: Paid Sick Days, Wage Law Enforcement, and Restoring the Minimum Wage.