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The Center for American Progress has long worked to build the policy case for raising the minimum wage and eliminating the subminimum wage for people with disabilities and tipped workers. The following research and analyses demonstrate how people deserve to be paid fairly for their work and how a higher minimum wage would—rather than limit job growth—provide financial stability for families and boost overall economic growth.
Managing Director, Inclusive Growth
Senior Fellow, Inclusive Economy
Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project
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Raising pay and benefits for workers in federally supported airports will stabilize the air industry.
Mar 7, 2023
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Karla Walter, Aurelia Glass
David Madland explains how the European Union’s new law aims to improve working conditions by increasing minimum wages and dramatically increasing collective bargaining.
Jan 19, 2023
The expanded child tax credit came right on time to help a Georgia mother of four avoid homelessness.
Jul 27, 2022
Prevailing wage laws for government service contracts can uplift wages and benefits; reduce racial pay gaps; and could have a range of positive effects on worker turnover, service quality, local budgets, and collective bargaining.
Jan 19, 2022
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Aurelia Glass, David Madland, Karla Walter
Across U.S. states and the District of Columbia, members of the working class support policies to raise wages, increase taxes on the wealthy, and boost spending on health care, education, and infrastructure.
Jan 29, 2020
David Madland, Malkie Wall
Pro-worker policymakers should harness the power of federal contracts, grants, loans, and tax expenditures to create good jobs.
Jan 29, 2018
Conservatives claim the minimum wage kills jobs, but new analysis and academic research poke holes in these claims.
Oct 27, 2016
Workers are standing up for a living wage and a union. Here is why the union is so important.
Apr 14, 2016
David Madland, Karla Walter, Alex Rowell
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.
Jun 19, 2015
As city minimum-wage laws are beginning to pick up steam, evidence suggests that raising the minimum wage does not harm local jobs.
Apr 30, 2015
Anna Chu, Jackie Odum, Brendan Duke
Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst’s extreme position on the minimum wage has no place in the Hawkeye State.
Sep 2, 2014
The federal minimum wage has not been raised in more than five years. Here are six facts explaining why Congress needs to raise it to $10.10 an hour.
Mar 27, 2014
Anna Chu, Andrew Satter
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