Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.
Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.
President Barack Obama’s MyRA plan is a start, but Congress should do more.
The president can adopt responsible contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.
Policies that undermine unionization ultimately threaten the strength and vitality of America’s middle class.
Colorado’s increasingly unequal economy is harming the state’s middle class and threatening to undermine the state’s long-term prospects for growth.
A Center for American Progress Action Fund study finds that one in four government contractors committing egregious workplace violations also provide bad value for the government.
If Congress raised the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, millions of American women would be better able to support themselves and their families.
Is this an innovative step for the United Automobile Workers and Volkswagen?
Evidence shows that raising the minimum wage when unemployment is high does not harm the economy.
David Madland discusses a new private-sector retirement-plan type called the Secure, Accessible, Flexible, and Efficient, or SAFE, Retirement Plan before the Maryland Joint Committee on Pensions.
New Census Bureau data underscore how critical unions are in building strong middle classes across the country.
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 decline of labor unions is an often-overlooked factor in the decreasing share of national income going to the middle class.