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Unions Help the Middle Class, No Matter the Measure

It is clear that strengthening worker voice and power strengthens the middle class.

by David Madland and Alex Rowell | Thursday, June 9, 2016

Improving Americans’ Retirement Outcomes Through the National Savings Plan

Policymakers should take action to expand retirement plan access to the millions of Americans without a workplace retirement plan.

by David Madland, Alex Rowell, Rowland Davis | Thursday, January 28, 2016

What Do Unions Do for the Middle Class?

grocery store clerk book_alt2 icon Report The decline of unions over the past 30 years has contributed to the falling share of middle-class workers.

by Richard Freeman, Eunice Han, Brendan Duke, David Madland | Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Making myRA a More Effective Savings Option

Elderly coupleThe myRA program simplifies savings and can be strengthened to boost participation and trust.

by Joe Valenti and David Madland | Tuesday, January 12, 2016

How to Rebuild the Middle Class

David Madland argues that Bruce Bartlett's claim that redistribution is the key to fighting inequality is only part of the solution to rebuild the middle class.

by David Madland | Monday, January 4, 2016

Contracting that Works

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.

by Karla Walter, David Madland, Paul Sonn, Tsedeye Gebreselassie | Friday, November 13, 2015

New Census Data Highlight Why the Middle Class Needs Strong Unions

Policymakers should remember the importance of labor unions to help rebuild the middle class.

by Alex Rowell and David Madland | Friday, September 18, 2015

New Census Data Show that the Middle Class Is Not Recovering Fast Enough

sad homeownerStagnant median household incomes show that policymakers must act to help the middle class.

by Alex Rowell and David Madland | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bargaining for the American Dream

Labor parade book_alt2 icon 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.

by Richard Freeman, Eunice Han, David Madland, Brendan Duke | Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ohio’s Struggling Middle Class

Economic inequality is harming Ohio’s middle class and threatening statewide economic growth.

by David Madland and Danielle Corley | Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Capitalism for Everyone

wheels book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers can help workers, businesses, and investors do better by encouraging companies to adopt broad-based profit-sharing programs.

by Karla Walter, David Madland, Danielle Corley | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Retirement Labels and Retirement Receipts Could Save American Investors Billions Each Year

Retirement ReceiptsEasy-to-understand fee disclosures can help those saving for retirement make better-informed decisions.

by Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Top 5 Facts About the ‘Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces’ Executive Order

Obama signs executive orderOn 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.

by Karla Walter and David Madland | Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Reality of the Retirement Crisis

Social Security Administration article icon Issue Brief For millions of Americans, retirement—the so-called golden years—will be significantly tarnished by a lack of savings.

by Keith Miller, David Madland, Christian E. Weller | Monday, January 26, 2015

As Income Inequality Rises, America’s Middle Class Shrinks

A mother eats dinner with her daughter bars icon Charts Increasing income inequality has decreased the share of the population earning a middle-class income.

by Keith Miller and David Madland | Thursday, December 18, 2014