Throughout the country, women, people of color, and workers in the service sector make up a sizable portion of the working class.
Allowing more Americans to bargain collectively and instituting novel ways to bargain across industries and occupations will help reduce gender and racial pay gaps.
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 Trump administration and its allies in Congress gave massive tax cuts to the wealthy that were funded in part through health care sabotage.
Recent polling shows strong support for wage boards across the United States.
After passing a tax cut that personally enriches themselves, some Republican members of Congress are pushing billions of dollars of cuts to modest nutrition assistance benefits that help everyday families.
Promoting progressive economic policies is key if policymakers want to build a broad coalition of working-class supporters.
Pro-worker policymakers should harness the power of federal contracts, grants, loans, and tax expenditures to create good jobs.
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.
Over the past 75 years, the working-class labor force has become increasingly made up of people of color, women, and service sector employees.