Raising Working Standards
Evidence Shows Increasing the Minimum Wage Is No Threat to Employment
Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high. Read more →
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.
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.
Infographic: Raising the Minimum Wage
This infographic shows how the California minimum-wage increase will affect the state’s working families.
American Retirement Savings Could Be Much Better
Report The creation of a SAFE Retirement Plan would significantly improve our private-sector retirement system by better handling the risks and costs of retirement compared to the typical and perfect-world 401(k) plan.
Growing the Wealth
Report Inclusive capitalism, when implemented correctly, can begin to address some of the fundamental problems with our economy while simultaneously improving workers’ well-being and the performance of businesses.
Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program and Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust
David Madland discusses the Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program before the Maryland House of Delegates.
Federal Minimum Wage: $7.25 or $9 an Hour?
David Madland argues for raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour.
A Higher Minimum Wage Will Not Hurt U.S. Businesses
Basic math shows that President Obama’s proposed minimum-wage increase would have very little impact on U.S. businesses.
Women and Families Would Be the Lead Recipients of a Minimum-Wage Boost
Increasing the minimum wage for all workers—particularly women who are the majority of low-paid workers—will markedly improve life for struggling American families.
Making Saving for Retirement Easier, Cheaper, and More Secure
Issue Brief Allowing workers to enroll in either a collective defined-contribution plan or a Thrift Savings Plan would ensure all Americans have access to a quality retirement plan, significantly boosting savings and security while at the same time helping to ensure workers can retire with dignity.
Pension Modernization for a 21st Century Workforce
David Madland delivers remarks at a roundtable discussion with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
The Facts on Raising the Minimum Wage When Unemployment Is High
Recent studies show that increasing the minimum wage even during hard times is good policy, providing higher pay but no loss of jobs, say T. William Lester, David Madland, and Nick Bunker.
Women Are the Biggest Losers from Failure to Raise Minimum Wage
Boosting the minimum wage will be a particular boon to women and people of color, who make up a disproportionate share of minimum wage earners, argue David Madland and Nick Bunker.