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NC Policy Watch Policy Prescription #7: Boosting wages and improving leave policies for NC workers

As the 2018 legislative session gets underway in earnest in this, its first full week, we hope you will continue reading our special series “Policy Prescriptions” researched and written by A. J. Fletcher Foundation Fellow Samone Oates-Bullock. Last week, Prescription #1 addressed food insecurity in North Carolina. Prescription #2 took on the issue of early childhood investments. Prescription #3 analyzed the challenge of funding school adequately and fairly. Policy Prescription #4 called for racial equity in education. Policy Prescription #5 called for tackling the issue of environmental racism in North Carolina. Yesterday, Prescription #6 made the case closing the Medicaid coverage gap.

Today, the focus is on improving North Carolina’s treatment of workers. The following is from  Policy Prescription #7 – “Making NC worker friendly: Boosting wages and improving leave policies for NC workers”:

North Carolina’s labor force is comprised of more than six million employees in various professions, fields, and specializations. These employees are, of course, one the most valuable assets of the businesses in which they work and play a critical role in shaping today’s economy. Having happy and healthy employees is beneficial not only to the employees themselves but to society as a whole. There is, therefore, a great need for policies that ensure safe work environments, living wages, and a robust safety net for employees.

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