When you try living on $77 a week for food, transportation, and entertainment—the budget of a minimum-wage worker—spending on things that many take for granted requires tough choices and carries significant consequences.
Report Five years after the end of the Great Recession, Millennials still face high barriers to entering the U.S. middle class. For LGBT Millennials, these barriers to full participation in the U.S. economy can be exacerbated by their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Here are the top five ways American companies can benefit from hiring an apprentice.
Report This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite progress, more must be done to address economic security as a civil right for the young people of color who are driving America’s demographic change.
Issue Brief Guaranteed overtime rights are on the brink of extinction if the U.S. Department of Labor does not move to protect them.
Report Mothers’ economic contributions to their families are more important now than ever before, as the majority of families with children are headed by women who are either the primary breadwinner or share that responsibility with a partner. Knowing who these women are provides a better understanding of our current workforce and highlights the need to update our nation’s labor standards.
Issue Brief England demonstrates that there are policies lawmakers can enact to dramatically expand apprenticeships, win industry support, and improve outcomes for workers and businesses.
Scotland has doubled its number of apprenticeships while expanding their occupational and gender reach.
As we celebrate workers this May Day, Congress should use the remaining days in its session to pass immigration reform that would benefit undocumented immigrants, strengthen labor and employment laws, and help the economy as a whole.
If the minimum wage were increased to $10.10 per hour, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians would see an increase in total wages of $16.1 billion.
As states continue to pass paid leave and paid sick days legislation, evidence shows that these policies are a win-win for both employers and employees.
Report The importance of women’s added work hours to families’ economic well-being lends a new urgency to rethinking U.S. labor standards for the 21st century.
Report We need to establish a national family and medical leave insurance program that addresses the realities of our current workforce.
Slack demand, not demographics, drives low labor-force participation.