Video The Center for American Progress Action Fund produced a video series documenting what is at stake in three real stories of how unions make the middle class.
The rise in U.S. income inequality and the decline of the American middle class have skewed public policy toward the wishes of the rich and contributed to underinvestment in higher education.
Issue Brief Early childhood education cultivates a future workforce, secures long-term economic competitiveness, and develops our nation’s future leaders. Universal high-quality pre-K and child care will also help families across America that are struggling with costly child care bills, missing work to provide care, or sending their children to low-quality care centers.
Report American society has consistently failed to adapt to the heightened demands placed upon its families and, in particular, on women.
There are a number of things that policymakers can do to strengthen the middle class that won't require any additional expenditures.
Issue Brief With women being the breadwinners in a growing number of families, pay equity isn’t only a basic right, it is an economic necessity—particularly for women of color.
On this year’s Equal Pay Day, it is important to understand why the gender wage gap exists.
Though women have the majority of jobs in many of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy, these industries are also the lowest paying, meaning women will continue to experience wage gaps in coming years unless we address this issue.
Charts Numbers show that immigrant women are disproportionally impacted by unequal pay.
As Latinas continue to comprise a growing share of our nation’s population, we must continue to push forward the importance of pay equity.
Closing the wage gap will bring more Asian American women into leadership positions, give equal opportunity to immigrant women, and bring positive change to all of our communities.
Pay equity is not only necessary to promote a just workforce in the long run; it is also needed for the immediate benefit of the children and families of these hardworking women.
As the fight to close the gender wage gap continues, it is imperative to pay attention to the needs of Native American women and their families, and ensure that they truly have equal access to health care, education, and a respectable standard of living.
Of the more than 500 occupations surveyed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women on average earn more than men in just seven professions and earn less than men in all other jobs.