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What the FAMILY Act Means for All Americans

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandPaid family and medical leave will help lift our entire economy by providing a vital and earned benefit for workers of every background, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, parental status, age, ability, or income level.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Thursday, December 12, 2013

The FAMILY Act: Facts and Frequently Asked Questions

article icon Issue Brief What is the FAMILY Act? Why do Americans need it? What will it cost employers? Answers to your questions on the new paid family and medical leave legislation.

By Jane Farrell and Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Job Protection Isn’t Enough

Mother and children book_alt2 icon Report The ability to access paid parental leave is important to family economic well-being.

By Heather Boushey, Jane Farrell, and John Schmitt | Thursday, December 12, 2013

At Our Expense: Federal Contractors that Harm Workers Also Shortchange Taxpayers

Oil rig workerA Center for American Progress Action Fund study finds that one in four government contractors committing egregious workplace violations also provide bad value for the government.

By Karla Walter and David Madland | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Boost the Incomes of Millions of Women and Their Families

If Congress raised the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, millions of American women would be better able to support themselves and their families.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Monday, December 9, 2013

Despite Job Growth, Americans Continue to Struggle to Reach the Middle Class

Job fairThe U.S. economy added 203,000 new jobs in November, but middle-class jobs remain scarce for millions of Americans.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, December 6, 2013

Labor and Management Working Together

Is this an innovative step for the United Automobile Workers and Volkswagen?

By David Madland | Thursday, December 5, 2013

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Help, Not Hurt, Our Economy

Evidence shows that raising the minimum wage when unemployment is high does not harm the economy.

By T. William Lester, David Madland, and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Training for Success: A Policy to Expand Apprenticeships in the United States

Apprentice book_alt2 icon Report By expanding apprenticeships in the United States, policymakers can create pathways to well-paying middle-class jobs for young Americans, while helping businesses meet the need for skilled workers.

By Ben Olinsky and Sarah Ayres | Monday, December 2, 2013

Working to Stay Poor

Corporations cheat the nation by refusing to pay living wages, condemning their workers to poverty, and requiring taxpayers to fill the gaps.

By Ianta Summers | Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 2013

article icon Issue Brief Economic data show that Congress’s fiscal brinksmanship is keeping businesses from investing in America and consequently holding back overall growth.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Top 5 Reasons Young People Should Fight to Strengthen—Not Cut—Social Security

Millennials can’t afford to let conservatives dismantle America’s greatest progressive achievement.

By Sarah Ayres | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Middle-Out for Millennials: Creating Jobs for Young People

article icon Issue Brief The government can implement policies to combat Millennials’ unemployment today and secure a more prosperous American future tomorrow.

By Sarah Ayres and Molly Dillon | Monday, November 4, 2013

Infographic: Americans Agree on ENDA

The numbers are in: A majority of Americans support finally providing LGBT Americans with protection from discrimination in the workplace.

By Sarah McBride, Laura E. Durso, and Katie Miller | Thursday, October 31, 2013

Improving Retirement Savings in Maryland

David Madland discusses a new private-sector retirement-plan type called the Secure, Accessible, Flexible, and Efficient, or SAFE, Retirement Plan before the Maryland Joint Committee on Pensions.

By David Madland | Tuesday, October 29, 2013