MassBudget: Implications of Privatization and the Pacheco Law
Building an Economy that Works for Everyone:
Implications of Privatization and the Pacheco Law
For too many families, economic conditions have not been improving in recent years. While wages grew in lock step with productivity growth in the thirty years after World War II, we have seen a troubling change since the 1970s: economic growth is no longer leading to wage growth for most workers. That's a problem for all of us because it is hard to sustain a strong economy, or a strong community, on low wage jobs. State governments can push back against this trend by setting wage standards, like a decent minimum wage, and also by being good employers and requiring the same of those they do business with.
The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget) produces policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state's economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts.
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