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.
Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.
If Congress raised the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, millions of American women would be better able to support themselves and their families.
Evidence shows that raising the minimum wage when unemployment is high does not harm the economy.
This infographic shows how the California minimum-wage increase will affect the state’s working families.
If the Senate fails to act soon to approve the president’s five bipartisan National Labor Relations Board nominees, many workplace protections could functionally disappear in August.
Studies show that providing legal status to undocumented immigrants will increase wages for American workers.
Boosting the minimum wage will be a particular boon to women and people of color, who make up a disproportionate share of minimum wage earners, argue David Madland and Nick Bunker.
Recent studies show that increasing the minimum wage even during hard times is good policy, providing higher pay but no loss of jobs, say T. William Lester, David Madland, and Nick Bunker.
Nick Bunker picks apart the Republican presidential candidate’s plan for prosperity, which would give workers a smaller slice of the economic pie.