Data from the Survey of Consumer Finances show that middle-class union families have more wealth than their nonunion counterparts.
It is clear that strengthening worker voice and power strengthens the middle class.
Policymakers should remember the importance of labor unions to help rebuild the middle class.
Economic inequality is harming Ohio’s middle class and threatening statewide economic growth.
Economic inequality has increased significantly in Florida in recent decades and threatens statewide economic growth.
Local governments need to take bold action to restore the middle class and ensure more access to it. Cities are an important and unique solution to many social problems.
Colorado’s increasingly unequal economy is harming the state’s middle class and threatening to undermine the state’s long-term prospects for growth.
These three charts present today’s new Census figures in a historical context and illustrate how the middle class has struggled to make headway in an increasingly unequal economy.
The Center for American Progress Action Fund produced a video series documenting what is at stake in three real stories of how unions make the middle class.
State governments have a tremendous responsibility to help restore the promise of the American Dream, and can be part of the solution to rebuild a strong and growing middle class.