chefs in a kitchen

Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su with workers

Two women examining a pair of pants in a factory


The Good Jobs Initiative is committed to providing critical information to workers, employers, and governments as they work to improve quality and create access to good-paying jobs with the free and fair choice to join a union to the extent possible and that are free from discrimination and harassment for all working people (including underserved communities, including BIPOC individuals, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, immigrants, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals in rural communities, individuals without a college degree, individuals with or recovering from a substance use disorder, and justice-involved individuals). On this page, you will find resources that outline essential elements of a good job, strategies for making good jobs through federal investments, and powerful examples of employers who are engaging as partners in improving job quality, working collaboratively with unions, and establishing workforce pathways to good jobs.