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Right-to-Work 101

article icon Issue Brief Karla Walter, David Madland, and Ross Eisenbrey present six ways right-to-work laws harm union and nonunion workers alike as well as the communities they live in.

by David Madland, Karla Walter, Ross Eisenbrey | Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dormant Union Membership Is a Bad Sign for the Middle Class

David Madland and Nick Bunker explain why building a middle class for the 21st century will be difficult until union membership starts to increase.

by David Madland and Nick Bunker | Friday, January 27, 2012

Boeing-Machinists Deal Benefits Company, Workers, and NLRB Credibility

David Madland and Karla Walter conclude that a recent compromise between Boeing and its workers is good for all parties and discredits attacks on the National Labor Relations Board.

by David Madland and Karla Walter | Wednesday, December 7, 2011

House Republican Attacks on the National Labor Relations Board Hurt All Workers

article icon Issue Brief Recent House Republican attacks on the National Labor Relations Board are damaging to all workers, not just the unionized, write David Madland and Karla Walter.

by Karla Walter and David Madland | Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ohioans Show Their Support for Collective Bargaining Rights

A referendum vote tomorrow on a law slashing public-sector worker collective bargaining rights will likely show how Ohioans, like the rest of Americans, are in favor of workers’ right to organize, says Karla Walter.

by Karla Walter | Monday, November 7, 2011

Rep. Payne’s Resolution Recognizes that Unions Build the Middle Class

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.

by Karla Walter and David Madland | Wednesday, November 2, 2011

House Budget Bill Guts Worker Protections

The House majority’s draft bill is an assault on American workers, plain and simple, explain David Madland and Karla Walter.

by David Madland and Karla Walter | Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Interactive: Unions Build a Stronger Middle Class

cursor icon Interactive Interactive from Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter shows how unionization leads to more income for middle-class families.

by Nick Bunker, David Madland, Karla Walter | Friday, September 23, 2011

Infographic: Six Ways Unions Build a Strong Middle Class

An illustration of how unions give workers more power in the economy and the political process.

| Friday, September 23, 2011

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.

by David Madland and Nick Bunker | Friday, September 23, 2011

New Census Data Show Middle Class Continues to Struggle

Income for middle-class Americans continues to shrink, write David Madland, Karla Walter, and Nick Bunker. Increasing union membership can help them secure more of the economy’s gains.

by David Madland, Karla Walter, Nick Bunker | Tuesday, September 13, 2011

There’s Hidden Union Busting in Congressman Issa’s Postal Reform Bill

Rep. Darrell Issa’s new bill attacks collective bargaining and ignores alternative methods of closing budget shortfalls, write David Madland and Zane Farr.

by David Madland and Zane Farr | Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Conservative War on Workers’ Rights

David Madland details the facts in the National Labor Relations Board’s complaint against the aircraft manufacturer to set the record straight.

by David Madland | Tuesday, May 17, 2011

National Labor Relations Board Maintains Consistency in Preemption

The board’s suits against Arizona and South Dakota continue a long precedent of striking down state laws in violation of the National Labor Relations Act, writes David Madland.

by David Madland | Monday, May 9, 2011

Interactive Map: Stronger Unions Create A Stronger Middle Class

cursor icon Interactive This interactive map from Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter shows how unions raise middle class incomes even for those not in a union.

by Nick Bunker, David Madland, Karla Walter | Monday, April 4, 2011