Working Poor Families Project
The League is part of the Working Poor Families Project. It was launched in 2002 by national philanthropic leaders who saw the need to strengthen state policies affecting these working families. The national initiative is supported by the Annie E. Casey, Ford, Joyce and Mott foundations.
Economic Analysis and Research Network
The League is also a member of EARN, a network of state and regional multi-issue research, policy and advocacy organizations. The network has 57 organizations in 43 states. EARN is coordinated by the Economic Policy Institute and works with a broad range of national organizations.
Workforce Reports and Advocacy
Fact Sheet: Raising the Minimum Wage: Good for Working Families, Good for Michigan November 2013
Labor Day Report: Michigan’s Paycheck Blues August 213
Board statement opposing Right-to-Work legislation December 2012
Labor Day Report Michigan’s Falling Unemployment Rate Masks Serious Concerns; State Has Highest Poverty Rate in Midwest for Working Families September 2012
Labor Day Report Long-Term Unemployment Hits High Water Mark; Long Job Searches Underscore Need for Postsecondary Education August, 2011 Executive summary
The Basic Economic Security Tables with Wider Opportunities for Women May 2011 Executive summary; Wages for Michigan, 83 counties and the city of Detroit
Fact Sheet: Unemployment Benefits Shortened March 2011