Allowing more Americans to bargain collectively and instituting novel ways to bargain across industries and occupations will help reduce gender and racial pay gaps.
In Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court weakened the freedom of government workers to come together in strong unions; now, progressive state and local leaders must fight for public sector unions.
Worker Attack Tracker: President Trump is rolling back protections to ensure that Americans can be safe on the job, receive fair pay and benefits, save for retirement, access high-quality training programs, have a voice in their workplace, and not be discriminated against at work.
A national right-to-work law would increase the power of corporations but harm the middle class, workers, and American democracy.
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.