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Understanding CBO’s Minimum-Wage Report

CBOEven 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.

By Scott Lilly | Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Reproductive Politics of Living on the Brink

reproductive rights, family planning, low-incomeWomen need reproductive autonomy to achieve economic security and improved health.

By Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Moving the War on Poverty Forward

article icon Issue Brief A new study about how Millennials view federal anti-poverty efforts finds that they are more likely than older Americans to face direct economic problems.

By John Halpin and Karl Agne | Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Evidence Shows Increasing the Minimum Wage Is No Threat to Employment

Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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