Spotlight

Eric Lesser, Senator (Longmeadow, MA)

IDEA CATAGORY: Equity & Opportunity, Jobs and Entrepreneurship

Lesser Chairs New Future of Work Commission

A new Massachusetts commission, co-chaired by NewDEAL Leader Sen. Eric Lesser, will develop policies to help prepare the state for a post-pandemic economic future. Lesser has co-chaired the NewDEAL Forum’s Future of Work Policy Group and the idea for the Commission, as well as the work it will do, is based on the Policy Group's work. The Commission will help analyze ideas like portable benefits and job training incentives to create upward mobility in the workplace. “The Great Depression triggered the need for Social Security,” Lesser said, “Now that we’ve made our way through another crisis, I think it’s exposing again what the gaps are in the 21st century.” Read more about Massachusetts’ Future of Work Commission here.

A Model Job-Training Program

IDEA CATAGORY: Equity & Opportunity, Jobs and Entrepreneurship

This week, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visited San Antonio, where he praised NewDEALer Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s...