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Labor and Work

Comments on Regulations and Guidance Implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

article icon Issue Brief The draft regulations and guidance represent an important step toward ensuring that the federal procurement process upholds strong responsibility standards.

by Karla Walter | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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General

The Buckeye Squeeze

book_alt2 icon Report The records and campaign plans of 2016 Republican presidential candidates put the wealthy few ahead of working families.

by Ryan Erickson | Wednesday, August 5, 2015

John Kasich
Economy

Ohio’s Struggling Middle Class

article icon Issue Brief Economic inequality is harming Ohio’s middle class and threatening statewide economic growth.

by David Madland and Danielle Corley | Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Jeb Bush NRA convention
Guns and Crime

Jeb Bush’s License to Kill

article icon Issue Brief Gov. Bush’s leadership in enacting the nation’s first expansive “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law has hurt public safety and placed a disproportionate burden on communities of color—not just in Florida but also nationwide.

by Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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General

The Middle Class at Risk

book_alt2 icon Report Republicans have finally changed their rhetoric to acknowledge that stagnant wages and rising costs are squeezing middle-class families, but they are still offering the same old tired ideas that will not fix the problem.

by Arkadi Gerney, Anna Chu, Brendan Duke | Monday, July 27, 2015

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Race and Ethnicity

Vision Is the Secret Sauce for the Democratic Nomination

In a process that sets up a false dichotomy between economic and racial justice, the candidates for the 2016 Democratic nomination must present an inclusive vision that rallies political will for constructive change.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Holly Sloan interacts with her baby Amelia at their home in Warrenton, Virginia.
Economy

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Virginia Families

article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Virginia women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Friday, June 19, 2015

Labor and Work

Raising New York’s Fast-Food Wages Would Be Good for Workers, Taxpayers, and the Economy

Karla Walter, Associate Director of the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, testifies before the New York State Fast Food Wage Board.

by Karla Walter | Friday, June 19, 2015

Chris Christie
General

Gov. Chris Christie’s Most Outrageous Flip-Flops

article icon Fact Sheet One of Gov. Christie’s only constants has been his inability to stick with one position.

by Tiffany Germain and Anna Chu | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Illinois
Labor and Work

Right-to-Work Takes Us in the Wrong Direction

State and local governments are moving to enact right-to-work laws that harm all workers, regardless of union status, and do not result in the job growth promised by proponents. Policymakers can help working families by pursuing policies to uphold workers’ ability to join together in unions.

by Karla Walter and Jackie Odum | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wal-Mart employee gets son ready
Women

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Michigan Women and Families

article icon Fact Sheet The right policies could go a long way to help Michigan women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson and Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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