What We're Doing
Investing in a stronger and more equitable economy
We must continue to invest in research, technology, and innovation in a manner that ensures participation and benefits communities that are too often left behind. Only through such an approach can the United States remain at the cutting edge in an increasingly competitive global market.
Strengthening worker power and economic mobility
We need to increase wages, reduce poverty among working families, increase worker power, and create pathways to economic mobility for all.
Raising the floor for basic living standards
Working toward a stronger and more equitable economy for everyone involves rebuilding, expanding, and strengthening America’s social safety net to make it more comprehensive in eligibility and services as well as more flexible in how it can be accessed and used.
Creating a new social compact with business
A new social compact with business includes a regulatory vision that better aligns investors, companies, and the public interest on critical matters such as climate, workers’ rights, and equality.
By the numbers
The families of more than 60 million children have received CTC monthly payments since July 2021.
CAP, “Making the CTC and EITC Expansions Permanent Would Reduce Poverty and Grow the Economy” (2021).
In 32 states, a typical family would save more than $100 per week on child care under the Build Back Better Act.
CAP, “The Build Back Better Act Would Greatly Lower Families’ Child Care Costs” (2021).
In a year, workers and their families lose $22.5 billion in wages due to lack of access to paid family and medical leave.
CAP, “A Real Recovery for Women Cannot Happen Without the Build Back Better Agenda” (2021).
The Build Back Better Act would raise $3.6 trillion in revenue to support investments in an inclusive, high-growth economy.
CAP, “Addressing Tax System Failings That Favor Billionaires and Corporations” (2021).
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This storybook features women in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose stories center on issues from prescription drug pricing and health insurance, to child care and paid leave.
The MAGA Dream of Ending Federal Education Funding Would Be an American Nightmare
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Ensuring electric vehicle jobs are good jobs
David Madland explains why Congress should develop a new prevailing wage policy for electric vehicle jobs.
Prevailing Wages Can Build Good Jobs Into America’s Electric Vehicle Industry
By instituting prevailing wage policies, policymakers can ensure that the jobs they subsidize in one of America's newest industries offer fair wages and benefits.
Sen. Rick Scott’s Tax Proposal Would Push Millions of Americans Into Poverty
Sen. Rick Scott’s proposed minimum income tax would have driven 18.5 million Americans into poverty in 2020.
4 Strategies to Create Good Jobs, Boost Equity With Federal Infrastructure Funds
Karla Walter outlines four strategies for states to ensure new federal infrastructure funds from the IIJA create good jobs and boost equity in local communities.
For Unionized Amazon Workers, Lessons From Italy May Hold Key to Success
David Madland outlines several lessons learned from the historic nationwide contracts that Amazon workers in Italy signed in 2021 and suggests a path forward for unionized workers at Amazon's Staten Island warehouse, who must now try to sign a collective bargaining agreement.
Maryland Infrastructure Brought to You by Biden
The bipartisan infrastructure law continues to fund programs crucial to Maryland’s economic development.
5 Lessons From Recent Union Wins
American workers have won major victories at Amazon, Starbucks, and elsewhere; but Congress must act to ensure all workers can exercise their right to join a union.
Fact Sheet: LGBT Workers in the Labor Market
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Proven State and Local Strategies To Create Good Jobs With IIJA Infrastructure Funds
This report outlines four proven ways to ensure that new federal infrastructure investments create good jobs, boost equity, and support good value.