Infographic: Unions Are Essential for a Strong Middle Class
A strong middle class needs unions in order to combat increasing inequality.
Top 5 Facts About the ‘Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces’ Executive Order
Two subcommittees of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee will jointly debate President Barack Obama’s most recent contracting executive order today. The order helps fix a broken system and protects taxpayers, law-abiding businesses, and millions of American workers.
Infographic: The Middle Class Needs Unions
As union membership has declined, the share of income going to the middle class has shrunk.
5 Reasons President Obama Should Hold Accountable the Law-Breaking Contractors Who Harm Workers and Shortchange Taxpayers
Charts Federal concession and contract workers gathered today to protest unfair working conditions and wage theft by their employers. President Barack Obama can adopt contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.
Evidence Shows Increasing the Minimum Wage Is No Threat to Employment
Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.
Polling Shows Americans Want Retirement Policy Reform
Issue Brief Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.
President Obama Should Use the State of the Union to Hold Accountable Federal Contractors that Harm Workers and Shortchange Taxpayers
The president can adopt responsible contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.
Union Membership Remained Steady in 2013, But Conservative Attacks Threaten to Weaken Organized Labor
Policies that undermine unionization ultimately threaten the strength and vitality of America’s middle class.
How the Federal Contracting System Harms Workers and Taxpayers
An event hosted by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, featuring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), looks at how the government can uphold high standards among government contractors.
Raising the Minimum Wage Would Boost the Incomes of Millions of Women and Their Families
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.