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Oil rig worker book_alt2 icon Report A Center for American Progress Action Fund study finds that one in four government contractors committing egregious workplace violations also provide bad value for the government.

by Karla Walter and David Madland | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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.

by David Madland and Keith Miller | Monday, December 9, 2013

Labor and Management Working Together

Is this an innovative step for the United Automobile Workers and Volkswagen?

by David Madland | Thursday, December 5, 2013

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Help, Not Hurt, Our Economy

Evidence shows that raising the minimum wage when unemployment is high does not harm the economy.

by T. William Lester, David Madland, and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Improving Retirement Savings in Maryland

David Madland discusses a new private-sector retirement-plan type called the Secure, Accessible, Flexible, and Efficient, or SAFE, Retirement Plan before the Maryland Joint Committee on Pensions.

by David Madland | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Middle Classes Are Stronger in States with Greater Union Membership

New Census Bureau data underscore how critical unions are in building strong middle classes across the country.

by David Madland and Keith Miller | Friday, September 20, 2013

Infographic: Raising the Minimum Wage

This infographic shows how the California minimum-wage increase will affect the state’s working families.

by Karla Walter | Thursday, September 19, 2013

3 Charts Showing How Middle-Class Incomes Continue to Stagnate While Overall Inequality Grows

JobsThese 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.

by David Madland and Keith Miller | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Latest Census Data Underscore How Important Unions Are for the Middle Class

Fast-food workers' strikeThe decline of labor unions is an often-overlooked factor in the decreasing share of national income going to the middle class.

by David Madland and Keith Miller | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Need for Transparency in Detroit

Kevyn OrrDetroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr should immediately make public the methods that he and his actuaries are using to claim that the city’s pension funds are in dire condition.

by David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, August 15, 2013

Senate Republicans May Allow Workers’ Rights to Disappear

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.

by David Madland and Keith Miller | Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Video Series: Unions Make the Middle Class

play_alt icon Video 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.

by Andrew Satter, Lauren Santa Cruz, and Karla Walter | Tuesday, May 21, 2013

States at Work: Progressive State Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class

Middle-class family book_alt2 icon Report 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.

by Karla Walter, Tom Hucker, and David Madland, with Nick Bunker and David Sanchez | Thursday, March 21, 2013

Legal Status for Undocumented Workers Is Good for American Workers

Immigration reform activistsStudies show that providing legal status to undocumented immigrants will increase wages for American workers.

by David Madland and Nick Bunker | Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program and Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust

David Madland discusses the Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program before the Maryland House of Delegates.

by David Madland | Tuesday, March 5, 2013