6 Surprising Facts About the Minimum Wage
Video The federal minimum wage has not been raised in more than five years. Here are six facts explaining why Congress needs to raise it to $10.10 an hour.
The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would lower government spending on federal nutrition assistance by $46 billion over the next 10 years.
Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage
Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.
6 Policies to Combat Inequality
Six common-sense policies could help roll back economic inequality in America.
Resetting the Poverty Debate: State of the States 2013
Report A new Half in Ten report examines the annual indicators of economic security and opportunity at the state-by-state level. The bottom line: Low-income families in states across the country are suffering from too many years of reckless efforts to reduce the federal deficit.
The Decline of Colorado’s Middle Class
Issue Brief Colorado’s increasingly unequal economy is harming the state’s middle class and threatening to undermine the state’s long-term prospects for growth.
At Our Expense
Report A Center for American Progress Action Fund study finds that one in four government contractors committing egregious workplace violations also provide bad value for the government.
Raising the Minimum Wage Would Boost the Incomes of Millions of Women and Their Families
If Congress raised the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, millions of American women would be better able to support themselves and their families.
Florida’s Worst Election Offenders
Report A county-by-county analysis of the Florida election administration in the 2012 election reveals wide disparities in voting accessibility in different parts of the state.
Labor and Management Working Together
Is this an innovative step for the United Automobile Workers and Volkswagen?
Raising the Minimum Wage Would Help, Not Hurt, Our Economy
Evidence shows that raising the minimum wage when unemployment is high does not harm the economy.
Improving Retirement Savings in Maryland
David Madland discusses a new private-sector retirement-plan type called the Secure, Accessible, Flexible, and Efficient, or SAFE, Retirement Plan before the Maryland Joint Committee on Pensions.
Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity
Report Half in Ten analyzes the nation's progress toward cutting poverty in half in 10 years, tracking progress along several indicators of success.
The Top 5 Ways Immigration Has Influenced the 2013 Virginia Governor’s Race
With the Virginia gubernatorial race coming to an end, candidates Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli have attempted to move toward more favorable immigration positions, especially given the demographics and immigration history of the state.
The Effect of Cuccinelli on Communities of Color
Throughout his career as a public servant, Ken Cuccinelli has advocated for numerous policies that have adverse effects on communities of color.