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Infographic: The Middle Class Needs Unions

As union membership has declined, the share of income going to the middle class has shrunk.

Rick Scott

Millennials and the 2014 Florida Gubernatorial Race

The Sunshine State’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott has shown that he does not stand with Millennials on key issues.

Udall and Gardner

Millennials and the 2014 Colorado Senate Race

Rep. Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) track record shows he does not represent the beliefs of the Millennial generation.

Cory Gardner

Cory’s Colorado

article icon Issue Brief In an economic climate where Colorado’s leaders should be fighting to expand the middle class, Rep. Cory Gardner’s policy positions on women’s health and women’s economic security would squeeze the budgets of working women and their families even more.

Gov. Rick Scott

Failing to Act

article icon Issue Brief Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s failure to take action on issues such as raising the minimum wage, expanding access to affordable health care, and addressing climate change will continue to hurt middle- and working-class Floridians.

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New Census Data Once Again Illustrate Importance of Unions to the Middle Class

Strong unions are necessary to maintain a robust middle class. If action is not taken to prevent their further erosion, the middle class’ share of America’s economic gains may continue to shrink.

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Kochonomics in Wisconsin and North Carolina

book_alt2 icon Report How the Koch brothers and their network created a system that benefits their bottom line regardless of everyone else.

Ted Cruz

The Members of Congress and Congressional Hopefuls Who Want to Sell or Seize Public Lands in Your State

cursor icon Interactive This fourth and final installment of the “Bundy’s Buddies” series identifies 20 candidates for federal office and current members of Congress who share Cliven Bundy’s views about America’s public lands, mapping each of their state’s most visited public lands and amount of consumer spending on outdoor recreation.

State Sen. Joni Ernst

The Failure to Raise the Minimum Wage Hurts Iowa’s Families and Economy

article icon Issue Brief Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst’s extreme position on the minimum wage has no place in the Hawkeye State.

Kochonomics

book_alt2 icon Report The Koch brothers and their sprawling political network are expanding beyond federal and even state policy and are going local to manipulate the economic and political system to benefit their bottom line at the expense of everyone else.

obama executive order

Executive Order Protects Workers and Supports Law-Abiding Contractors

President Barack Obama’s latest executive order adopts best practices from the public and private sectors that will protect workers and save taxpayer dollars.

President Barack Obama signs an executive order

5 Reasons President Obama Should Hold Accountable the Law-Breaking Contractors Who Harm Workers and Shortchange Taxpayers

bars icon Charts Federal concession and contract workers gathered today to protest unfair working conditions and wage theft by their employers. President Barack Obama can adopt contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.

ACA

Conservatives Want You to Pay More for the Health Plan You Like

Conservatives want to get rid of premium tax credits in some states, raising the average premium by 322 percent.

Mia Love

4 Candidates Who Just Won Their Party’s Nomination for Competitive November Elections and Want to Sell or Seize Public Lands

This third installment of the “Bundy’s Buddies” series profiles four nonincumbent candidates for office who recently won their party’s nomination for competitive elections in the American West and who believe that federal lands should be seized by states or sold off to the highest bidder.

Florida job applicant

Florida’s Struggling Middle Class

article icon Issue Brief Economic inequality has increased significantly in Florida in recent decades and threatens statewide economic growth.

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