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Policies That Weaken Standards For Working Families

Economic Policy Institute's Database Shows Anti-Worker Laws' Affect on States

Throughout the country, American cities, counties, and other local governments have attempted to enact policies that raise standards for working people. However, anti-worker politicians are blocking those standards using what’s called “preemption”—the use of state law to void local ordinances. Twenty-six states have preemption laws that target five key worker rights the Teamsters strongly support.

Please see the interactive tool from the Economic Policy Institute to see how your state has been affected. Click Here

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