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.
Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr should immediately make public the methods that he and his actuaries are using to claim that the city’s pension funds are in dire condition.
If the Senate fails to act soon to approve the president’s five bipartisan National Labor Relations Board nominees, many workplace protections could functionally disappear in August.
The rise in U.S. income inequality and the decline of the American middle class have skewed public policy toward the wishes of the rich and contributed to underinvestment in higher education.
There are a number of things that policymakers can do to strengthen the middle class that won't require any additional expenditures.
Report Inclusive capitalism, when implemented correctly, can begin to address some of the fundamental problems with our economy while simultaneously improving workers’ well-being and the performance of businesses.
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.
Studies show that providing legal status to undocumented immigrants will increase wages for American workers.
David Madland discusses the Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program before the Maryland House of Delegates.
David Madland argues for raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour.
Increasing the minimum wage for all workers—particularly women who are the majority of low-paid workers—will markedly improve life for struggling American families.
We should adopt policies that help workers freely choose whether to organize if we want to strengthen organized labor and create a vibrant middle class.
The country is moving forward and creating jobs, but now is not the time for additional austerity, as the economy is in no shape for such a beating.