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Investing in infrastructure helps everybody In the News

Investing in infrastructure helps everybody

Cristian Cespedes, a union member from Las Vegas, shares how federal infrastructure investments and regulations help create jobs and drive up wages for both union and nonunion workers alike.

The Las Vegas Sun News

Cristian Cespedes

5 Reasons Automakers Must Provide Good Jobs and Lower Vehicle Emissions Article

5 Reasons Automakers Must Provide Good Jobs and Lower Vehicle Emissions

In the face of demands for better jobs and stronger health protections, some automakers claim they can’t improve job quality and lower vehicle emissions—but they have the resources to support middle-class-led economic growth and clean up their vehicle fleets.

the Center for American Progress

Leo Banks, Karla Walter, Anona Neal

Fact Sheet: LGBT Workers in the Labor Market Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: LGBT Workers in the Labor Market

New data from the Census Bureau reveal economic insecurity and labor market gaps experienced by LGBT people compared with non-LGBT populations.

the Center for American Progress

Caroline Medina, Lindsay Mahowald, Rose Khattar, 1 More Aurelia Glass

Strategies To Build Worker Power in Maine Report

Strategies To Build Worker Power in Maine

Maine policymakers can improve the state’s economy and democracy by enacting these 10 recommendations to build worker power.

the Center for American Progress

David Madland, Malkie Wall

Service Contract Workers Deserve Good Jobs Report
 (A custodial worker buffs the marble floors of the Cannon House Office Building in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., March 2015.)

Service Contract Workers Deserve Good Jobs

President Biden is using his executive authority to build power and improve the lives of contract workers; he can do even more to raise standards for service workers.

Karla Walter, Anastasia Christman

How Trump Has Undermined the Wisconsin Economy Report
 (Donald Trump speaks at a rally at an arena in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on November 1, 2016.)

How Trump Has Undermined the Wisconsin Economy

While President Trump boasts of creating the “best economy ever,” Wisconsinites are experiencing something far different.

Ryan Zamarripa

The State of Our Unions Article
A sign saying “Vote Union” sits on a chair at the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO Workers Presidential Summit in Philadelphia, September 2019. (Getty/Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto)

The State of Our Unions

Despite the economic expansion, union density has continued to fall across demographic groups, industries, and occupations, as well as in most states.

Malkie Wall, David Madland

Forced Arbitration: What You Need To Know Article

Forced Arbitration: What You Need To Know

This Center for American Progress video explains why forced arbitration agreements make it harder for workers and consumers to challenge predatory practices, wage theft, and discrimination.

Center for American Progress

Malkie Wall, Karla Walter, Andy Green

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Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.

Building an Economy for All

Building an Economy for All

Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.

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