Recovery for Whom? Building A Future of Economic Stability, Quality Jobs & Equity, explores the “big-picture” questions of where we are, how we got here, and where we are headed. The paper poses Washington state-specific policy questions to prompt discussion among stakeholders about supporting recovery for working people, rejecting budget-cuts, and enacting progressive taxation.
We also pose questions about re-envisioning economic and workforce development to focus on quality jobs, economic stability and equity. Addressing these questions— particularly at this moment during the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic collapse—is critical to restoring economic opportunity for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and immigrant communities and is in many ways a prerequisite to the necessary systemic strategies necessary to ensure the meaningful inclusion of immigrants and refugees in any recovery.