Contracting that Works
State and local governments can boost job standards across our economy; ensure that high-road business can compete on an even playing field; and provide taxpayers with good value by adopting the government contracting practices identified in this report. Read more →
The Dog-Whistle Politics of Seizing and Selling American Lands and Energy Resources in the West
Republican presidential candidates are using proposals to seize, sell, or privatize America’s public lands to curry favor with the far-right wing.
New Census Data Highlight Why the Middle Class Needs Strong Unions
Policymakers should remember the importance of labor unions to help rebuild the middle class.
See what CAP Action's experts have to say about the 2016 elections.
1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back
Issue Brief Sen. Marco Rubio’s proposal for paid family leave fails to meet the needs of modern working families.
Labor and Work
Comments on Regulations and Guidance Implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order
Issue Brief The draft regulations and guidance represent an important step toward ensuring that the federal procurement process upholds strong responsibility standards.
The Trump Effect: How the GOP Candidates’ Views on Immigration Mirror ‘The Donald’
Fact Sheet An analysis of the top-polling GOP candidates’ positions on immigration shows that their views aren’t that different from Donald Trump’s beliefs.
How Overtime Rules Would Benefit the Latino Community
Fact Sheet Overtime rule reform would benefit 2.1 million Latino workers.
Right of Reagan
Report While the current GOP presidential candidates pledge allegiance to Ronald Reagan, the 40th president’s record shows much more pragmatism and willingness to compromise than today’s Republican Party.
Ohio’s Struggling Middle Class
Issue Brief Economic inequality is harming Ohio’s middle class and threatening statewide economic growth.
The Health of State Democracies
Report A state-by-state analysis and scorecard of the varied experiences of democracy in states and a series of policy recommendations illustrate how states can better serve their citizens.
The Middle Class at Risk
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.
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.
Infographic: Unions Are Essential for a Strong Middle Class
A strong middle class needs unions in order to combat increasing inequality.