Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.
Failure to extend emergency unemployment insurance will further harm the already fragile labor market.
LGBT immigrants need both the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and immigration reform.
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.
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.
The FAMILY Act will help families, local communities, and our economy by making paid leave a reality for working Americans.
Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.
President Barack Obama’s MyRA plan is a start, but Congress should do more.
The president can adopt responsible contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.
Policies that undermine unionization ultimately threaten the strength and vitality of America’s middle class.
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.
Most Americans aren't sharing in the economy's expansion.
Charts Congress has never cut off unemployment insurance when long-term unemployment has been this high.
Income inequality seems set to become the hot-button issue of the new year, as politicians and citizens alike turn their attention to the unemployed.
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.