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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

October 2013

article icon Issue Brief Congress must move past its partisan pettiness and enact policies to help the American economy.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Role of People of Color in the Future Workforce

Latina womanBy 2030, people of color will play a much more significant role in the American workforce.

By Angeline Vuong | Friday, October 25, 2013

Middle-Out for Millennials

book_alt2 icon Report Rebuilding our economy from the middle out—not from the top down—is central to creating an American economy that works for Millennials.

By Sarah Ayres | Monday, October 21, 2013

Middle Classes Are Stronger in States with Greater Union Membership

New Census Bureau data underscore how critical unions are in building strong middle classes across the country.

By David Madland and Keith Miller | Friday, September 20, 2013

Infographic: Raising the Minimum Wage

This infographic shows how the California minimum-wage increase will affect the state’s working families.

By Karla Walter | Thursday, September 19, 2013