The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program’s Working in America is an ongoing discussion series that highlights an array of critical employment and job quality issues affecting low- and moderate-income American workers. Launched in 2012, this series features a diverse set of voices and perspectives, including those of high-profile worker advocates, philanthropists, labor leaders, academics, business leaders, and policymakers. Through these conversations, we aim to advance innovative ideas, in policy and practice, that can improve economic opportunity and the future of work in America. These discussions have helped to build momentum in the national discourse around various critical employment issues facing low- and moderate-income workers.
We are grateful to the Ford Foundation, the Prudential Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation for their support of this series.