Raising Working Standards
Growing the Wealth
How Government Encourages Broad-Based Inclusive Capitalism
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. Read more →
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.
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.
Federal Minimum Wage: $7.25 or $9 an Hour?
David Madland argues for raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour.
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.
House Budget Bill Guts Worker Protections
The House majority’s draft bill is an assault on American workers, plain and simple, explain David Madland and Karla Walter.
House Majority Doesn’t Have a Jobs Plan—Just More Attacks on Workers
David Madland explains why the proposals House Republican leaders are pushing have nothing to do with creating jobs and everything to do with attacking political opponents and helping their CEO friends.
Here They Go Again
David Madland and Christian E. Weller explore the Social Security cuts hidden just outside the latest House Republican budget resolution.
The Promise and Peril of a Model 401(k) Plan
Report from CAP Action's American Worker Project on measuring the effectiveness of retirement savings plans offered by private companies and the federal government.