Worker voice and influence

Dr. Kimberly Jinnett
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The James Irvine Foundation has an initiative focused on low-wage workers aimed at supporting these workers’ efforts to influence corporate and public policy that improves their overall wellbeing, job quality and worker opportunities. An array of projects have been funded through this initiative that bring together workers, employers, policymakers and others to improve the financial and working conditions of a variety of disenfranchised employee groups. Newer models of worker organization that reflect the changing nature of work are also being explored.