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Final report: How states and workers shaped a tech solution to improve access to safety net benefits

by Adrian Haro, on June 6, 2022 at 8:37 PM
The Workers Lab is thrilled to release our final report on efforts to improve gig workers' access to safety net benefits. The report details findings from our pilots of the "Income Passport" tech...
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Topics: Design Sprint| Learning Hub

Case Study: How Worker Leaders Are Meeting The Need For Emergency Cash While Building Their Organizations

by Abigail Schneider, Canary, on May 19, 2022 at 11:50 AM
A few years ago, The Workers Lab and Canary recognized that emergency cash grants offered an immediate way to support workers facing emergencies. Today’s workers need short-term solutions to help...
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Topics: Insider| Learning Hub

New Report: How Innovators Are Approaching Independent Revenue Generation

by Betsy Edasery, on March 10, 2022 at 7:46 AM
As workers continue to bear the brunt of U.S. labor market trends and experience massive instability, worker innovators across the country are pursuing solutions to the most critical challenges...
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Topics: Learning Hub

We've invested more than $11 million in nearly 100 innovations

by Adrian Haro, on December 22, 2021 at 7:45 AM
The Workers Lab is excited to announce the release of our 2021 Snapshot of Accomplishments that offers a brief look at the organization’s programs and history along with a sampling of our...
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Topics: Learning Hub

Announcing Our New Gig Worker Learning Project

by Adrian Haro, on December 15, 2021 at 10:19 AM
The Workers Lab and The Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative are excited to announce a joint project focused on deepening and amplifying our understanding of gig workers and gig work. Even...
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New report: How gig workers shaped a tech solution to access critical benefits

by Adrian Haro, on December 2, 2021 at 5:52 PM
The Workers Lab is excited to release the latest learnings from our efforts to improve access to public safety net benefits for gig workers.
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Topics: Design Sprint| Learning Hub

Announcing Our 2021 Innovation Fund Winners!

by Adrian Haro, on November 18, 2021 at 7:22 AM
The Workers Lab is thrilled to announce the six winners of the 2021 Innovation Fund. To help their ideas succeed and flourish, each winner will receive $150,000, have the opportunity to learn from...
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Topics: The Innovation Fund| Learning Hub

Meet Our 2021 Innovation Fund Finalists

by Jeshua John, on November 15, 2021 at 12:20 PM
The Workers Lab is excited to share our finalists for the 2021 Innovation Fund cycle. They emerged from a list of almost 400 incredibly talented and promising applicants. The finalists are now in the...
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A Look Back at Emergency Cash Distributed in the First Year of the Pandemic

by Abigail Schneider, Canary, on September 23, 2021 at 1:42 PM
The Workers Lab (TWL) has a longstanding commitment to understanding the value and best practices for delivering emergency cash for workers. Over the last several years, TWL has deeply explored the...
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Benefits of Emergency Cash Grants for Building Organizations and Membership

by The Workers Lab, on July 28, 2021 at 12:19 PM
During the pandemic, organizations across the United States distributed hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency cash. Individuals, foundations, and governments understood the immense urgency to...
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Topics: Learning Hub