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Economy

Infographic: Unions Are Essential for a Strong Middle Class

A strong middle class needs unions in order to combat increasing inequality.

by the American Worker Project | Monday, May 11, 2015

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Economy

Best Practices for Upholding Standards for Contracted Custodial and Security Workers

Karla Walter, Associate Director of the American Worker Project at American Progress, testified before the Cambridge City Council Economic Development and University Relations Committee.

by Karla Walter | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Labor and Work

Top 5 Facts About the ‘Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces’ Executive Order

Two subcommittees of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee will jointly debate President Barack Obama’s most recent contracting executive order today. The order helps fix a broken system and protects taxpayers, law-abiding businesses, and millions of American workers.

by Karla Walter & David Madland | Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Labor and Work

It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage in Los Angeles

article icon Fact Sheet Increasing the minimum wage in Los Angeles is an important step in providing hardworking Americans with a better opportunity to get ahead, while giving the economy a much-needed boost.

| Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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Civil Liberties

The Academy Awards of Voter Suppression

article icon Issue Brief There are unfortunately many worthy candidates vying for recognition when it comes to denying access to the ballot box, but this year’s awards go to the individuals and groups that stand out from all the rest.

by Lauren Harmon & Sarah Baron | Friday, February 20, 2015

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Energy and Environment

Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus: 114th Congress

After the warmest year in recorded history, a shocking number of congressional Republicans deny or question the science behind human-caused climate change.

by Tiffany Germain & Kristen Ellingboe | Thursday, January 22, 2015

Race and Ethnicity

The Ridiculous Premise of Romney 2016: Champion of the Poor

No amount of repackaging can change the fact that Mitt Romney’s economic policies would devastate the poor and prove catastrophic for struggling American families.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Poverty

State of the States Report 2014

book_alt2 icon Report To make substantive change and dramatically reduce poverty and inequality in the United States, we must harness the momentum on the state and local level.

by Sarah Baron | Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Poverty

Building Local Momentum for National Change

book_alt2 icon Report Progress on passing policies to cut poverty at the national level remains frustratingly stagnant, but an anti-poverty agenda is building momentum at the local level.

by Melissa Boteach, Shawn Fremstad, Erik Stegman, Sarah Baron, Rebecca Vallas | Monday, November 17, 2014

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Labor and Work

Unions Are Among the Very Few Interest Groups that Represent the Middle Class

Unions provide the middle class a much-needed voice in the policymaking process, and their decline portends further trouble for most Americans.

by David Madland & Danielle Corley | Friday, November 14, 2014

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General

Backfire: Republican Rhetoric in 2014 Will Be an Albatross for 2016

article icon Issue Brief While Republicans’ far-right positions may help drive the conservative base in 2014, many of their actions and messages risk alienating the rising American electorate of 2016—Latinos, Millennials, African Americans, and women.

by Neera Tanden, Gov. Ted Strickland, Arkadi Gerney, and Tiffany Germain | Monday, November 3, 2014

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General

10 Things to Expect Next Year If Republicans Win the Senate

article icon Issue Brief Progressive issues from health care to the environment are at stake in this year’s election.

by Tony Carrk | Friday, October 24, 2014