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.
Colorado’s increasingly unequal economy is harming the state’s middle class and threatening to undermine the state’s long-term prospects for growth.
Paid 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.
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.
A 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.
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.
The U.S. economy added 203,000 new jobs in November, but middle-class jobs remain scarce for millions of Americans.