Reentry and Employment for the Formerly Incarcerated and the Role of American Trades Unions

Source: National Employment Law Project, In The Public Interest, Policy Brief, April 2016

From the summary:
This policy brief explores the effect of under- and un-employment on the formerly incarcerated and how the expertise and structure of American trades unions could provide critical training programs inside and outside of prisons and jails. In this brief, we list some of the funding streams that could support such efforts during incarceration and highlight some current partnerships between organized labor, community advocates, and employers to connect the formerly incarcerated to quality jobs after release.