State and local governments can boost job standards across our economy; ensure that high-road business can compete on an even playing field; and provide taxpayers with good value by adopting the government contracting practices identified in this report.
Policymakers should remember the importance of labor unions to help rebuild the middle class.
Comments on Regulations and Guidance Implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order
The draft regulations and guidance represent an important step toward ensuring that the federal procurement process upholds strong responsibility standards.
Economic inequality is harming Ohio’s middle class and threatening statewide economic growth.
Karla Walter, Associate Director of the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, testifies before the New York State Fast Food Wage Board.
A strong middle class needs unions in order to combat increasing inequality.
As city minimum-wage laws are beginning to pick up steam, evidence suggests that raising the minimum wage does not harm local jobs.
Two subcommittees of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee will jointly debate President Barack Obama’s most recent contracting executive order today. The order helps fix a broken system and protects taxpayers, law-abiding businesses, and millions of American workers.
As union membership has declined, the share of income going to the middle class has shrunk.
5 Reasons President Obama Should Hold Accountable the Law-Breaking Contractors Who Harm Workers and Shortchange Taxpayers
Federal concession and contract workers gathered today to protest unfair working conditions and wage theft by their employers. President Barack Obama can adopt contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.