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Interactive: Unions Build a Stronger Middle Class

Interactive from Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter shows how unionization leads to more income for middle-class families.

By Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter | Friday, September 23, 2011

New Census Data Show Middle Class Continues to Struggle

Income for middle-class Americans continues to shrink, write David Madland, Karla Walter, and Nick Bunker. Increasing union membership can help them secure more of the economy’s gains.

By David Madland, Karla Walter, and Nick Bunker | Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Interactive Map: Stronger Unions Create A Stronger Middle Class

This interactive map from Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter shows how unions raise middle class incomes even for those not in a union.

By Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter | Monday, April 4, 2011

Unions Make the Middle Class

Report from David Madland, Karla Walter, and Nick Bunker shows how stronger unions create a stronger middle class.

By David Madland, Karla Walter, and Nick Bunker | Monday, April 4, 2011

High-Road Government

New high-road federal contracting guidelines would help raise job standards, reward companies that follow the law, and prevent taxpayer waste, write CAP Action's David Madland and Karla Walter.

By David Madland and Karla Walter | Friday, August 20, 2010

Taking the High Road

Allowing public access to contractor information is an important first step. Now the government needs more tools to protect taxpayers, write CAP Action's Karla Walter and David Madland.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Why Is the Public Suddenly Down on Unions?

Karla Walter and David Madland explain why public support for unions has recently dropped and why it should go back up once the economy recovers.

By David Madland and Karla Walter | Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ask the Expert: We Should Have Seen the BP Disaster Coming

play_alt icon Video Karla Walter on how we can prevent disasters like Deepwater Horizon in the future with a better federal contract review process.

By Karla Walter | Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rein in Irresponsible Oil Drillers

David Madland and Karla Walter detail why “high-road” contracting would help prevent low-road disasters such as the BP oil catastrophe.

By David Madland and Karla Walter | Thursday, June 3, 2010

Contracting that Works

Toolkit from CAP Action's American Worker Project and the National Employment Law Project outlines ways state and local governments can improve jobs generated by government.

By David Madland, Karla Walter, Paul K. Sonn, and Tsedeye Gebreselassie | Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Data Matters

CAP Action's David Madland and Karla Walter on how the nation’s top labor cop can use data to drive enforcement and protect American workers.

By David Madland and Karla Walter | Thursday, March 4, 2010

Getting Workers Back on Union Rolls

New data shows unionization rates remained virtually unchanged in 2009 despite Americans’ desire to join, write David Madland and Karla Walter at CAP Action.

By David Madland and Karla Walter | Monday, February 22, 2010

Waiting Game

Current labor law allows employers to indefinitely stall when workers want to unionize; including arbitration in the Employee Free Choice is crucial to stopping the cycle of inaction, write David Madland and Karla Walter.

By David Madland and Karla Walter | Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Bottom Line in Labor Law Negotiations

Lawmakers may debate the details of the Employee Free Choice Act, but the fact remains that the goal of labor law reform is to enable workers to exercise their democratic right to form a union, write David Madland and Karla Walter.

By David Madland and Karla Walter | Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Making Contracting Work

Report from CAP Action and the National Employment Law Project details how the federal government can promote good workplace practices in the procurement process.

By David Madland, Karla Walter, Paul K. Sonn, and Tsedeye Gebreselassie | Tuesday, June 2, 2009