Best Practices for Upholding Standards for Contracted Custodial and Security Workers
Karla Walter, Associate Director of the American Worker Project at American Progress, testified before the Cambridge City Council Economic Development and University Relations Committee.
The ‘Sheldon Adelson Primary’
Fact Sheet 2016 Republican hopefuls speak before the GOP’s premier mega-donor, pushing ideas that are bad for Nevadans and working families everywhere.
It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage in Los Angeles
Fact Sheet Increasing the minimum wage in Los Angeles is an important step in providing hardworking Americans with a better opportunity to get ahead, while giving the economy a much-needed boost.
Top 5 Facts About the ‘Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces’ Executive Order
Two subcommittees of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee will jointly debate President Barack Obama’s most recent contracting executive order today. The order helps fix a broken system and protects taxpayers, law-abiding businesses, and millions of American workers.
The Academy Awards of Voter Suppression
Issue Brief There are unfortunately many worthy candidates vying for recognition when it comes to denying access to the ballot box, but this year’s awards go to the individuals and groups that stand out from all the rest.
Infographic: The Middle Class Needs Unions
As union membership has declined, the share of income going to the middle class has shrunk.
Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus: 114th Congress
After the warmest year in recorded history, a shocking number of congressional Republicans deny or question the science behind human-caused climate change.
The Ridiculous Premise of Romney 2016: Champion of the Poor
No amount of repackaging can change the fact that Mitt Romney’s economic policies would devastate the poor and prove catastrophic for struggling American families.
State of the States Report 2014
Report To make substantive change and dramatically reduce poverty and inequality in the United States, we must harness the momentum on the state and local level.
Building Local Momentum for National Change
Report Progress on passing policies to cut poverty at the national level remains frustratingly stagnant, but an anti-poverty agenda is building momentum at the local level.
Unions Are Among the Very Few Interest Groups that Represent the Middle Class
Unions provide the middle class a much-needed voice in the policymaking process, and their decline portends further trouble for most Americans.
Backfire: Republican Rhetoric in 2014 Will Be an Albatross for 2016
Issue Brief While Republicans’ far-right positions may help drive the conservative base in 2014, many of their actions and messages risk alienating the rising American electorate of 2016—Latinos, Millennials, African Americans, and women.
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.
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.
10 Things to Expect Next Year If Republicans Win the Senate
Issue Brief Progressive issues from health care to the environment are at stake in this year’s election.