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).
Sen. Rick Scott’s Tax Proposal Would Push Millions of Americans Into Poverty
Dr. Vin Gupta on the Pandemic, Gun Violence, and More
What’s the Point? Despite Low Levels of Trust, Americans Still Want Government To Play a Major Role in Key Areas
What Do Puerto Ricans Really Think Ahead of the 2020 Elections?
As the nation heads into the final stretch of the 2020 presidential election, it is important to fully assess what is going on in the lives of Puerto Ricans and how these voters view the critical issues facing the country and the island today.
3 Pro-Union Reforms To Improve Tax Fairness for American Workers
Federal policymakers should take steps to reverse anti-union biases in the U.S. tax code and build power for workers.
How Trump Has Undermined the Wisconsin Economy
While President Trump boasts of creating the “best economy ever,” Wisconsinites are experiencing something far different.
Working-Class Americans in All States Support Progressive Economic Policies
Across U.S. states and the District of Columbia, members of the working class support policies to raise wages, increase taxes on the wealthy, and boost spending on health care, education, and infrastructure.
How to Promote Sectoral Bargaining in the United States
Broader-based bargaining requires increasing union power, promoting contract extensions, and establishing wage boards.
Combating Pay Gaps with Unions and Expanded Collective Bargaining
Allowing more Americans to bargain collectively and instituting novel ways to bargain across industries and occupations will help reduce gender and racial pay gaps.
State and Local Policies to Support Government Workers and Their Unions
In Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court weakened the freedom of government workers to come together in strong unions; now, progressive state and local leaders must fight for public sector unions.
The Working-Class Push for Progressive Economic Policies
Promoting progressive economic policies is key if policymakers want to build a broad coalition of working-class supporters.
Ensuring Government Spending Creates Decent Jobs for Workers
Pro-worker policymakers should harness the power of federal contracts, grants, loans, and tax expenditures to create good jobs.
President Trump’s Policies Are Hurting American Workers
Worker Attack Tracker: President Trump is rolling back protections to ensure that Americans can be safe on the job, receive fair pay and benefits, save for retirement, access high-quality training programs, have a voice in their workplace, and not be discriminated against at work.