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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
General

Jeb Bush: Divider, Not Uniter

article icon Fact Sheet Despite how he spins it, Gov. Bush’s policies would divide and hurt Americans.

by Charles Posner and Anna Chu | Thursday, June 25, 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

Sen. Ron Johnson
Health Care

Senate King v. Burwell ‘Fix’ Includes Same Failed Proposals to Repeal Health Reform

article icon Fact Sheet The Johnson bill is not a compromise but rather purposefully designed to sabotage the Affordable Care Act by repealing important provisions of the law.

by Thomas Huelskoetter and Justin Morgan | Tuesday, June 16, 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

Seattle minimum-wage rally
Labor and Work

Fight to Raise the Wage Goes Local

article icon Issue Brief As city minimum-wage laws are beginning to pick up steam, evidence suggests that raising the minimum wage does not harm local jobs.

by Anna Chu, Jackie Odum, Brendan Duke | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Karla Walter
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

Sheldon Adelson
General

The ‘Sheldon Adelson Primary’

article icon Fact Sheet 2016 Republican hopefuls speak before the GOP’s premier mega-donor, pushing ideas that are bad for Nevadans and working families everywhere.

by Ryan Erickson, Lauren Harmon, Tiffany Germain | Thursday, April 23, 2015

living wage L.A. rally
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

Obama signs executive order
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 and David Madland | Thursday, February 26, 2015

red carpet
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 and Sarah Baron | Friday, February 20, 2015

Sen. James Inhofe arrives for work
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 and Kristen Ellingboe | Thursday, January 22, 2015