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.
Policymakers should heed Wisconsin’s warning—attacks on public-sector workers are harmful for states.
New census data indicate that the middle class would benefit from stronger unions.
These so-called reforms would rig the system even further in favor of employers, hurting working Americans.
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.
New census data show income growth for middle-class households. More worker power can help continue those gains.
It is clear that strengthening worker voice and power strengthens the middle class.
Workers are standing up for a living wage and a union. Here is why the union is so important.