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Ties that Bind

David Madland and Nick Bunker explain why rebuilding the American middle class is an important step toward rebuilding America’s infrastructure.

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Unions Make Democracy Work for the Middle Class

David Madland and Nick Bunker show how organized labor increases political participation and fights for policies that help union and nonunion Americans alike.

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The Middle Class Is Key to a Better-Educated Nation

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.

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As Unions Weaken So Does the Middle Class

David Madland and Nick Bunker parse the latest figures to show states with weak unions also share another trait—a weak middle class.

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