The United States needs more quality jobs, but worker voices are rarely included in the search for solutions. JFF is partnering with worker-owned cooperative Turning Basin Labs to chart an alternative path for economic growth and quality job creation that benefits workers, companies, and regional economies. Central to this partnership is putting workers at the center of research, design, strategy, and implementation to create equitable employment solutions grounded in lived experience.
JFF and Turning Basin Labs are engaged in a multiphase initiative to identify and invest in high road employment models in California. This update documents the results of Phase 1 of this project, which include the worker-led development of a new framework for assessing job quality and an interactive tool that employers can use to design rewarding and fulfilling jobs that reflect worker experiences and perspectives.