FRONTLINE has done an exhaustive investigation into the role that state governments and Wall Street have to privatize public pensions resulting in a "multi-trillion-dollar hole."
In their most recent episodes journalists Marcela Gaviria, Martin Smith, and Nick Verbitsky, "go inside the volatile fight over pensions playing out in Kentucky and examine the broader consequences for teachers, police, firefighters and other public employees everywhere."
In A State Agenda for America’s Workers, NELP and EARN outline policies that governors may pursue using their executive authority—for example, through their state labor departments. Others are recommendations for legislative action to protect workers.
Groups like One Wisconsin Now have claimed the last-minute push by the GOP-controlled Legislature to change the upcoming presidential primary date and neuter Gov.-elect Tony Evers influence over his state agencies is an assault on democracy.
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) announced a National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights to raise wages and labor conditions for workers like Sanluis. The legislation is expected to be introduced when the new Congress convenes next year.