State and local governments can boost job standards across our economy; ensure that high-road business can compete on an even playing field; and provide taxpayers with good value by adopting the government contracting practices identified in this report.
Policymakers should remember the importance of labor unions to help rebuild the middle class.
Stagnant median household incomes show that policymakers must act to help the middle class.
Report New analysis shows that children whose parents belonged to a union—as well as children who grew up in areas with high union membership—earn more money as adults.
Economic inequality is harming Ohio’s middle class and threatening statewide economic growth.
Easy-to-understand fee disclosures can help those saving for retirement make better-informed decisions.
On Thursday, two subcommittees of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee will jointly debate President Barack Obama’s most recent contracting executive order. The order helps fix a broken system and protects taxpayers, law-abiding businesses, and millions of American workers.
Charts Increasing income inequality has decreased the share of the population earning a middle-class income.
Unions provide the middle class a much-needed voice in the policymaking process, and their decline portends further trouble for most Americans.
Strong unions are necessary to maintain a robust middle class. If action is not taken to prevent their further erosion, the middle class’ share of America’s economic gains may continue to shrink.
Newly released Census data show that America’s middle class is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession and the decades of unequal growth that preceded it.
Report As the retirement crisis looms, retirement preparedness—not muddling through—should act as the guiding principle for policymakers.
President Barack Obama’s latest executive order adopts best practices from the public and private sectors that will protect workers and save taxpayer dollars.