David Madland and Karla Walter detail why “high-road” contracting would help prevent low-road disasters such as the BP oil catastrophe.
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.
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.
New data shows unionization rates remained virtually unchanged in 2009 despite Americans’ desire to join, write David Madland and Karla Walter at CAP Action.
Report from CAP Action and the National Employment Law Project details how the federal government can promote good workplace practices in the procurement process.
As the economy flounders, the rights of workers have never been more imperiled, writes Karla Walter in Poder magazine.
The essence of what labor unions do—give workers a stronger voice so that they can get a fair share of the economic growth they help create—is and has always been important to making the economy work for all Americans. And unions only become more important as the economy worsens. Read more here.
What should we expect from the Obama administration on labor unions? Previously, David Madland and Shikha Dalmia debated the impact unions have on ailing U.S. automakers and whether the trend of declining union membership will reverse. Karla Walter is writing in Madland’s place today. Read more here.
New data shows that workers overwhelmingly want unions, but significant union growth will requires new legislation, write David Madland and Karla Walter.
David Madland and Karla Walter detail how the Bush administration’s midnight regulations further weakened workers’ rights and protections.
Unions paved the way to the middle class for millions of workers and pioneered benefits such as paid health care and pensions along the way. Even today, union workers earn significantly more on average than their non-union counterparts and union employers are more likely to provide benefits. And non-union workers—particularly in highly unionized industries—receive financial [...]
From air pollution to food safety to children’s toys, one of the hallmarks of President George W. Bush’s administration has been its failure to enforce laws designed to protect ordinary Americans. This failure is perhaps nowhere more evident than at the Department of Labor, where the Obama administration will have an opportunity and an obligation [...]
The Bush Labor Department focuses on immigration enforcement while ignoring protections for Latino workers.
La administración de Bush favorece a empleadores abusadores por encima de los trabajadores latinos
Workplace safety has eroded under the Bush administration, but we can make workers safer again, write David Madland and Karla Walter.