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.
Despite the economic expansion, union density has continued to fall across demographic groups, industries, and occupations, as well as in most states.
Building Workers’ Wealth in Cities and States: State and Local Policies to Support Employee Ownership and Broad-Based Profit-Sharing
Karla Walter policies at the state and local levels to help build workers' wealth in the United States.
Authors Kate Andrias, David Madland, and Malkie Wall explain that by developing policies for workers’ boards, state and local policymakers can raise minimum wage rates and other benefits.
Kate Andrias, David Madland, and Malkie Wall explain how state and local governments and advocates can use workers' board policies to raise wages and improve benefits.
A slowing economy bodes poorly for a president who sold out the workers for whom he promised to fight.
Karla Walter explains how public sector training partnerships both raise standards for workers and taxpayers and strengthen unions.
David Madland and Malkie Wall explain how policymakers can expand on existing Ghent-like programs to strengthen unions and improve government services in the United States.
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.