Heather Boushey explains the economics in President Obama's latest State of the Union address.
While the Family and Medical Leave Act was an important first step to help workers manage their commitments to both their employers and their families, there is still work to be done, especially for low-wage workers.
President Obama's second term could spell the end of "trickle-down" and the beginning of something that might be called "middle-out" economics.
President Obama needs to focus not just on employment per se but on creating good jobs.
While the economy has been in recovery since June 2009, the level of output continues to be significantly below potential, and as a result, unemployment, remains unacceptably high. The best starting point would be a focus on growing the economy from the middle out.
Issue Brief So-called right-to-work legislation will make it harder for unions to do their job: improving wages and working conditions. That, in turn, will weaken the middle class, which will lower our nation’s economic competitiveness.
Starving our economy of needed investments and pulling the rug out from under an already-struggling middle class will not grow our economy.
GOP partisans got their forecasts all wrong in the run-up to the election. Now they're showing their innumeracy in the policy arena, too.
Issue Brief Workplace policies that improve employee retention can help companies reduce their employee turnover costs.
Mientras los beneficios de la Ley de Recuperación del 2009 se disminuyen, se ven ganancias en los empleos en los estados que fueron golpeados por la Gran Recesión.
Government investment in the public sector, infrastructure, and green jobs is the best way to the create jobs in the United States.
Today's employment numbers show that investing in the middle class is helping our economic recovery.
Issue Brief Implementing a paid leave program such as Social Security Cares would help bring the United States up to par relative to other nations’ labor standards, and it would help facilitate the dual roles of worker and caregiver that most adults will experience at some point in their lives.
As the benefits of the Recovery Act of 2009 wind down, employment is picking up in states hit hard by the Great Recession.