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.
Strengthening organized labor is one of the most important steps to help rebuild our middle class.
By advancing the interests of the middle class in the workplace and in our democracy, unions help build and strengthen the middle class.
David Madland and Nick Bunker explain why rebuilding the American middle class is an important step toward rebuilding America’s infrastructure.
David Madland and Nick Bunker explain why building a middle class for the 21st century will be difficult until union membership starts to increase.
David Madland and Nick Bunker show how organized labor increases political participation and fights for policies that help union and nonunion Americans alike.
David Madland and Nick Bunker argue that strengthening our middle class will be good for our educational system and for our economy.
Examining test scores in all 50 states, David Madland and Nick Bunker find that a stronger American middle class is associated with higher levels of academic achievement.
A new resolution, citing research from the American Worker Project, highlights how unions benefit the 99 percent of Americans that need to work for a living, write Karla Walter and David Madland.
David Madland and Nick Bunker parse the latest figures to show states with weak unions also share another trait—a weak middle class.