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Self-Made Individuals and Just Labor Systems: Public Thinking about Work in the United States

Workers in the United States face enormous challenges within the economy as it is currently structured. If we are to achieve a fundamental shift in power in favor of workers, rather than corporations and the wealthy, then we need to examine how we collectively think and talk about work.
May 1, 2024

This is the first release of findings in the FrameWorks Institute’s multi-year WorkShift program. Through this project we will develop a strategy for reframing work and labor that builds public support for the restructuring of our labor systems needed to counter exploitation and create a just and sustainable society—with a particular focus on care work and manufacturing.