Senior Fellow, Economic Policy
We seek to eliminate poverty and ensure every American, regardless of their ZIP code, can live a life of dignity by developing, protecting, and expanding vital economic security policies and safety net programs.
We work to address structural issues in the economy by promoting bold public investments, progressive tax reforms that require the wealthy to pay their fair share, and sound fiscal policies to support broad-based economic growth.
We work to ensure executive actions and legislation, promote high-quality jobs, increase worker power, and raise standards for government contract workers. As part of this effort, we are pushing for a federal $15 minimum wage and strengthening workers’ voices in their workplace.
We need a new social compact with business that reimagines their obligations to society on issues such as environmental and climate matters, economic opportunity for workers, paying their fair share in taxes, and racial equality in the pursuit of more sustainable, innovative growth.
Senior Fellow, Economic Policy
Senior Director, American Worker Project
Director of Economic Analysis, Inclusive Economy
Senior Policy Analyst, Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance
Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project
Senior Director, Tax Policy
Director, Infrastructure Policy
Senior Fellow; Chief Economist
Canceling student loans offers targeted relief crucial to helping households improve their financial security—it is not a decisive factor in battling inflation.
The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act will fight inflation; bring down the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs; cut health care costs; make historic investments to tackle climate change; and significantly cut the deficit.
Contrary to critics’ claims, the Inflation Reduction Act would only increase taxes for large corporations and the wealthy while providing meaningful benefits for middle-income families across the country.
David Madland explains why Congress should develop a new prevailing wage policy for electric vehicle jobs.
By instituting prevailing wage policies, policymakers can ensure that the jobs they subsidize in one of America's newest industries offer fair wages and benefits.
Sen. Rick Scott’s proposed minimum income tax would have driven 18.5 million Americans into poverty in 2020.
Karla Walter outlines four strategies for states to ensure new federal infrastructure funds from the IIJA create good jobs and boost equity in local communities.
David Madland outlines several lessons learned from the historic nationwide contracts that Amazon workers in Italy signed in 2021 and suggests a path forward for unionized workers at Amazon's Staten Island warehouse, who must now try to sign a collective bargaining agreement.
American workers have won major victories at Amazon, Starbucks, and elsewhere; but Congress must act to ensure all workers can exercise their right to join a union.
New data from the Census Bureau reveal economic insecurity and labor market gaps experienced by LGBT people compared with non-LGBT populations.
This report outlines four proven ways to ensure that new federal infrastructure investments create good jobs, boost equity, and support good value.
Facilitated by worker activism, supportive policy, and a sectoral bargaining system, unions in Italy signed a collective bargaining agreement with Amazon, offering optimism for U.S. workers seeking to negotiate with the company.