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.
Recent polling shows strong support for wage boards across the United States.
Promoting progressive economic policies is key if policymakers want to build a broad coalition of working-class supporters.
Pro-worker policymakers should harness the power of federal contracts, grants, loans, and tax expenditures to create good jobs.
Worker Attack Tracker: President Trump is rolling back protections to ensure that Americans can be safe on the job, receive fair pay and benefits, save for retirement, access high-quality training programs, have a voice in their workplace, and not be discriminated against at work.
Policymakers should heed Wisconsin’s warning—attacks on public-sector workers are harmful for states.
Anti-worker lawmakers are advancing a bill to let large corporations off the hook when they infringe on workers’ rights, while leaving workers unprotected and small businesses holding the bag.
New census data indicate that the middle class would benefit from stronger unions.
Workers, taxpayers, and high-road business would lose out if prevailing wage laws were to be repealed.