3 Charts Showing How Middle-Class Incomes Continue to Stagnate While Overall Inequality Grows
These three charts present today’s new Census figures in a historical context and illustrate how the middle class has struggled to make headway in an increasingly unequal economy.
Latest Census Data Underscore How Important Unions Are for the Middle Class
The decline of labor unions is an often-overlooked factor in the decreasing share of national income going to the middle class.
The Need for Transparency in Detroit
Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr should immediately make public the methods that he and his actuaries are using to claim that the city’s pension funds are in dire condition.
Senate Republicans May Allow Workers’ Rights to Disappear
If the Senate fails to act soon to approve the president’s five bipartisan National Labor Relations Board nominees, many workplace protections could functionally disappear in August.
Video Series: Unions Make the Middle Class
Video The Center for American Progress Action Fund produced a video series documenting what is at stake in three real stories of how unions make the middle class.
States at Work: Progressive State Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class
Report State governments have a tremendous responsibility to help restore the promise of the American Dream, and can be part of the solution to rebuild a strong and growing middle class.
Legal Status for Undocumented Workers Is Good for American Workers
Studies show that providing legal status to undocumented immigrants will increase wages for American workers.
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.
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.
States with Stronger Unions Have Stronger Middle Classes
Strengthening organized labor is one of the most important steps to help rebuild our middle class.
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.
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.
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.
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.