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.
Issue Brief Access to high-quality, affordable early childhood programs are rare for women living on the brink, but there are steps the federal government can take to improve access. The recent documentary, “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert,” highlights how these early childhood programs can support women in low-wage jobs.
Issue Brief Progressive fiscal policy must complement monetary policy to boost economic growth.
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will cut spending on federal assistance programs and strengthen families, the economy, and our nation.
Issue Brief President Obama’s new proposal to reform the Earned Income Tax Credit is a step in the right direction.
Report Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would lower government spending on federal nutrition assistance by $46 billion over the next 10 years.
Even if we accept the erroneous assertion that better pay for low-wage workers will slow job growth, the reduction in the pace of job creation will by CBO projections be relatively small.
Women need reproductive autonomy to achieve economic security and improved health.