Union membership rates are at record lows, and new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the share of income going to the middle class remains low as well.
President Trump promised to defend “forgotten workers,” but his administration has instead advanced an anti-worker agenda that favors corporate interests at the expense of working-class Americans.
Corruption Consultants: Conservative Special Interests and Corporations Hurt State Economies and Democratic Processes
Malkie Wall, Danielle Root, and Andrew Schwartz explain how special-interest groups have used states’ tradition as “laboratories of democracy” to implement damaging and regressive policies at the behest of corporate clients and wealthy donors.
Broader-based bargaining requires increasing union power, promoting contract extensions, and establishing wage boards.
A recently reintroduced bill would ensure that state and local government workers can join a union and collectively bargain.
This Center for American Progress video explains why forced arbitration agreements make it harder for workers and consumers to challenge predatory practices, wage theft, and discrimination.
Author Karla Walter describes how federal lawmakers can support America’s 21st-century competitiveness by ensuring that any federal infrastructure plan invests in good jobs.
Congress can empower workers in our economy and democracy by strengthening unions.
Karla Walter explains how noncompete and no-poaching agreements harm American workers—and what states can do to better protect them.
The past two years have showcased not only President Trump’s rigging of the U.S. economy, but also the unfulfilled economic promises he made to working Americans.