At a minimum, the government should require all private sector employers receiving federal infrastructure spending to:Pay decent wages and provide quality benefits.
In order to maximize the benefit of infrastructure spending, policymakers must attach standards to ensure that private sector companies receiving support create good jobs.
The government has a number of tools at its disposal to ensure that the jobs created by the investment are good jobs.
Six steps to ensuring that infrastructure investment creates good jobsAll companies supported by federal infrastructure spending must create good jobs, regardless of whether they receive grants, loans, loan guarantees, or tax credits.
Comply with existing workplace lawsAll companies receiving federal infrastructure funds should be required to report their record of workplace violations.