Infographic: The Middle Class Needs Unions
As union membership has declined, the share of income going to the middle class has shrunk.
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.
Labor and Management Working Together
Is this an innovative step for the United Automobile Workers and Volkswagen?
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.
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.
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.
Infographic: Raising the Minimum Wage
This infographic shows how the California minimum-wage increase will affect the state’s working families.
3 Charts Showing How Middle-Class Incomes Continue to Stagnate While Overall Inequality Grows
These 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.
Latest Census Data Underscore How Important Unions Are for the Middle Class
The decline of labor unions is an often-overlooked factor in the decreasing share of national income going to the middle class.
The Need for Transparency in Detroit
Detroit’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.