State-Level Policies Threaten to Further Weaken Unions
We should adopt policies that help workers freely choose whether to organize if we want to strengthen organized labor and create a vibrant middle class.
Unions Are Necessary to Rebuilding Our Middle Class
By advancing the interests of the middle class in the workplace and in our democracy, unions help build and strengthen the middle class.
Dormant Union Membership Is a Bad Sign for the Middle Class
David Madland and Nick Bunker explain why building a middle class for the 21st century will be difficult until union membership starts to increase.
House Republican Attacks on the National Labor Relations Board Hurt All Workers
Issue Brief Recent House Republican attacks on the National Labor Relations Board are damaging to all workers, not just the unionized, write David Madland and Karla Walter.
Ohioans Show Their Support for Collective Bargaining Rights
A referendum vote tomorrow on a law slashing public-sector worker collective bargaining rights will likely show how Ohioans, like the rest of Americans, are in favor of workers’ right to organize, says Karla Walter.
Rep. Payne’s Resolution Recognizes that Unions Build the Middle Class
A new resolution, citing research from the American Worker Project, highlights how unions benefit the 99 percent of Americans that need to work for a living, write Karla Walter and David Madland.
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.
As Unions Weaken So Does the Middle Class
David Madland and Nick Bunker parse the latest figures to show states with weak unions also share another trait—a weak middle class.
Interactive: Unions Build a Stronger Middle Class
Interactive Interactive from Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter shows how unionization leads to more income for middle-class families.
Infographic: Six Ways Unions Build a Strong Middle Class
An illustration of how unions give workers more power in the economy and the political process.
New Census Data Show Middle Class Continues to Struggle
Income for middle-class Americans continues to shrink, write David Madland, Karla Walter, and Nick Bunker. Increasing union membership can help them secure more of the economy’s gains.
There’s Hidden Union Busting in Congressman Issa’s Postal Reform Bill
Rep. Darrell Issa’s new bill attacks collective bargaining and ignores alternative methods of closing budget shortfalls, write David Madland and Zane Farr.
The Conservative War on Workers’ Rights
David Madland details the facts in the National Labor Relations Board’s complaint against the aircraft manufacturer to set the record straight.
National Labor Relations Board Maintains Consistency in Preemption
The board’s suits against Arizona and South Dakota continue a long precedent of striking down state laws in violation of the National Labor Relations Act, writes David Madland.
Interactive Map: Stronger Unions Create A Stronger Middle Class
Interactive This interactive map from Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter shows how unions raise middle class incomes even for those not in a union.