These three charts present today’s new Census figures in a historical context and illustrate how the middle class has struggled to make headway in an increasingly unequal economy.
The Center for American Progress Action Fund produced a video series documenting what is at stake in three real stories of how unions make the middle class.
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.
The president’s economic plan released yesterday recognizes the importance of the middle class in producing economic growth.
Strengthening organized labor is one of the most important steps to help rebuild our middle class.
Increased union membership is associated with higher income mobility, greater upward mobility, and lower downward mobility.
By advancing the interests of the middle class in the workplace and in our democracy, unions help build and strengthen the middle class.
Michael Linden, Seth Hanlon, Jennifer Erickson, Gadi Dechter, Adam Hersh, and Karla Walter take a close look at the core of Mitt Romney’s economic agenda and describe just how just how targeted it is for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many in our nation.
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.