Raising Working Standards Archives
Women Are the Biggest Losers from Failure to Raise Minimum Wage
Boosting the minimum wage will be a particular boon to women and people of color, who make up a disproportionate share of minimum wage earners, argue David Madland and Nick Bunker.
The Facts on Raising the Minimum Wage When Unemployment Is High
Recent studies show that increasing the minimum wage even during hard times is good policy, providing higher pay but no loss of jobs, say T. William Lester, David Madland, and Nick Bunker.
Herman Cain’s Opportunity Zones Plan Relies on Failed Policies
Nick Bunker picks apart the Republican presidential candidate’s plan for prosperity, which would give workers a smaller slice of the economic pie.
An Increased Minimum Wage Is Good Policy Even During Hard Times
T. William Lester, David Madland, and Nick Bunker explain why a minimum wage hike is good for the economy and won’t lead to more job losses.
Video: What Is a Living Wage?
Video A video from CAP Action's American Worker Project explores what a living wage is and how it helps families, businesses, and the economy.
Jobs Are the Answer to Low Public Approval
Report Analysis from David Madland and Hannah Walton shows, throughout history, public opinion of the government improves as the employment rate rises.
Lessons from the Financial Crisis for Retirement Security: Building Better Retirement Plans
CAPAF's Christian E. Weller testifies before the House Committee on Education and Labor about building better retirement plans.
Millennial Economics: It Don’t Matter if You’re Black or White (or Hispanic)
Report Study from Amanda Logan and David Madland shows that young adults' opinions on the economy are becoming more alike and more progressive.