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Job Growth Still Overwhelmed by Severe Unemployment

Failure to extend emergency unemployment insurance will further harm the already fragile labor market.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, February 7, 2014

Building a More Perfect Union

immigration equality protest LGBT immigrants need both the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and immigration reform.

By Sharita Gruberg and Sarah McBride | Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cities at Work: Progressive Local Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class

Local governments need to take bold action to restore the middle class and ensure more access to it. Cities are an important and unique solution to many social problems.

By Joel Rogers and Satya Rhodes-Conway | Thursday, February 6, 2014

Family Matters

Man with wheelchair article icon Issue Brief Supporting caregivers through paid family leave and flexible hours will go a long way toward recognizing our invaluable informal care community and increasing cost savings for taxpayers.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Infographic: The Next Step for Family Leave

The FAMILY Act will help families, local communities, and our economy by making paid leave a reality for working Americans.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Polling Shows Americans Want Retirement Policy Reform

Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Step in the Right Direction on Retirement

RetireesPresident Barack Obama’s MyRA plan is a start, but Congress should do more.

By Joe Valenti and David Madland | Wednesday, January 29, 2014

President Obama Should Use the State of the Union to Hold Accountable Federal Contractors that Harm Workers and Shortchange Taxpayers

The president can adopt responsible contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Monday, January 27, 2014

Union Membership Remained Steady in 2013, But Conservative Attacks Threaten to Weaken Organized Labor

UnionsPolicies that undermine unionization ultimately threaten the strength and vitality of America’s middle class.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Friday, January 24, 2014

January 2014

Stan Osnowitz unemployment extension article icon Issue Brief To help the middle class and create jobs, Congress should pass a one-year extension of unemployment benefits and raise the federal minimum wage.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Weak Report Underscores Need to Extend Jobless Benefits

Sen. Charles SchumerMost Americans aren't sharing in the economy's expansion.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, January 10, 2014

5 Reasons Congress Must Extend Unemployment Insurance

Audience appeals for jobs bars icon Charts Congress has never cut off unemployment insurance when long-term unemployment has been this high.

By Sarah Ayres | Friday, January 10, 2014

Coming Together on Behalf of Unemployed Americans

Kaine and Levin walk to Senate unemployment test voteIncome inequality seems set to become the hot-button issue of the new year, as politicians and citizens alike turn their attention to the unemployed.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Real Family Values: Flexible Work Arrangements and Work-Life Fit

article icon Issue Brief We need policies that ensure all workers have the opportunity to both excel at work and care for the family members who need them.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Emily Baxter | Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Decline of Colorado’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.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, December 12, 2013