Unions Help the Middle Class, No Matter the Measure
It is clear that strengthening worker voice and power strengthens the middle class. Read more →
Companies Have Already Adopted the Best Practices of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
Reporting requirements in the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order are already best practices used by large U.S. Department of Defense contractors.
Infographic: $15 and a Union
Workers are standing up for a living wage and a union. Here is why the union is so important.
Opponents of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Claim Cost Concerns in a Last Ditch Effort to Delay Final Implementation
The final regulations will promise to help raise standards for American workers, ensure that taxpayers receive good value, and allow law-abiding businesses to compete on an even playing field.
Improving Americans’ Retirement Outcomes Through the National Savings Plan
Report Policymakers should take action to expand retirement plan access to the millions of Americans without a workplace retirement plan.
What Do Unions Do for the Middle Class?
Report The decline of unions over the past 30 years has contributed to the falling share of middle-class workers.
Unwarranted Outcry: NLRB Browning-Ferris Decision Re-establishes Employer Responsibility
By adapting its joint employer test to today’s workplace realities, the National Labor Relations Board’s Browning-Ferris decision, rather than ruining franchising, ensures that employees can meaningfully bargain with their employers.
Contracting that Works
Report State and local governments can boost job standards across our economy; ensure that high-road business can compete on an even playing field; and provide taxpayers with good value by adopting the government contracting practices identified in this report.
Mitigating Risk to Maximize the Benefits of Employee Ownership
Report Addressing risk factors involved in employee ownership will ensure that more workers can benefit from its positive effects.
New Census Data Highlight Why the Middle Class Needs Strong Unions
Policymakers should remember the importance of labor unions to help rebuild the middle class.
Bargaining for the American Dream
Report New analysis shows that children whose parents belonged to a union—as well as children who grew up in areas with high union membership—earn more money as adults.
Comments on Regulations and Guidance Implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order
Issue Brief The draft regulations and guidance represent an important step toward ensuring that the federal procurement process upholds strong responsibility standards.
Ohio’s Struggling Middle Class
Issue Brief Economic inequality is harming Ohio’s middle class and threatening statewide economic growth.
Capitalism for Everyone
Report Policymakers can help workers, businesses, and investors do better by encouraging companies to adopt broad-based profit-sharing programs.
Raising New York’s Fast-Food Wages Would Be Good for Workers, Taxpayers, and the Economy
Karla Walter, Associate Director of the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, testifies before the New York State Fast Food Wage Board.