Report Rebuilding our economy from the middle out—not from the top down—is central to creating an American economy that works for Millennials.
New Census Bureau data underscore how critical unions are in building strong middle classes across the country.
This infographic shows how the California minimum-wage increase will affect the state’s working families.
These three charts present today’s new Census figures in a historical context and illustrate how the middle class has struggled to make headway in an increasingly unequal economy.
The decline of labor unions is an often-overlooked factor in the decreasing share of national income going to the middle class.
The lack of media focus on labor helps ignore the relative paucity of benefits for American workers.
Common-sense immigration reform such as S. 744, which was passed by the Senate in June, will lead to higher wages and better job opportunities for all American workers.
Report The creation of a SAFE Retirement Plan would significantly improve our private-sector retirement system by better handling the risks and costs of retirement compared to the typical and perfect-world 401(k) plan.
Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr should immediately make public the methods that he and his actuaries are using to claim that the city’s pension funds are in dire condition.
Our sluggish economic growth is not a result of economic forces of nature, but rather due to the forces of politics.
Report Declining wages and persistent poverty for garment workers in a majority of the world’s leading apparel-exporting countries raises doubt that export-led development strategies create a rising tide that lifts all boats.
If the Senate fails to act soon to approve the president’s five bipartisan National Labor Relations Board nominees, many workplace protections could functionally disappear in August.
Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to end unfair and discriminatory workplace practices that hurt LGBT workers and their families.
The new Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data provide some welcome news that the labor market is moving in the right direction. Even so, with nearly 12 million people still out of work, the job of pushing the economy back to full employment remains an urgent and pressing issue.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, policymakers should focus on implementing ideas that can help fathers of color and low-income fathers improve their and their families’ lives.