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Unions Are Among the Very Few Interest Groups that Represent the Middle Class

UAW signUnions provide the middle class a much-needed voice in the policymaking process, and their decline portends further trouble for most Americans.

by David Madland and Danielle Corley | Friday, November 14, 2014

New Census Data Once Again Illustrate Importance of Unions to the Middle Class

union protestsStrong 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.

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

What the New Census Data Show About the Continuing Struggles of the Middle Class

furnace factoryNewly 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.

by Keith Miller and David Madland | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Keep Calm and Muddle Through

broken piggy bank book_alt2 icon Report As the retirement crisis looms, retirement preparedness—not muddling through—should act as the guiding principle for policymakers.

by Christian E. Weller and David Madland | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Executive Order Protects Workers and Supports Law-Abiding Contractors

obama executive orderPresident Barack Obama’s latest executive order adopts best practices from the public and private sectors that will protect workers and save taxpayer dollars.

by Karla Walter and David Madland | Thursday, July 31, 2014

How Your Employer Could Be Losing You Thousands of Dollars

Jennifer Erickson and David Madland explain the effect that fees could have on your retirement savings.

by Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Florida’s Struggling Middle Class

Economic inequality has increased significantly in Florida in recent decades and threatens statewide economic growth.

by David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, May 29, 2014

How Campaign Contributions and Lobbying Can Lead to Inefficient Economic Policy

K Street article icon Issue Brief The practice of rent-seeking—leveraging campaign contributions and lobbying to influence government policy for private gain—has several negative effects on the U.S. economy.

by John Craig and David Madland | Friday, May 2, 2014

INFOGRÁFICA: Los peligros ocultos de las cuotas de 401(k)s

Altas cuotas de 401(k)s pueden estar costándole miles de dólares y pueden estar forzándole a trabajar por años más de lo que tenía planeado

by Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Infographic: The Hidden Dangers of 401(k) Fees

High 401(k) fees may be costing you tens of thousands of dollars and could force you to work for years longer than you had planned.

by Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Friday, April 11, 2014

Fixing the Drain on Retirement Savings

Headlines article icon Issue Brief Better disclosure about retirement fees will go a long way toward boosting retirement savings.

by Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Friday, April 11, 2014

Evidence Shows Increasing the Minimum Wage Is No Threat to Employment

Historical experience and academic studies show that raising the minimum wage does not harm the economy, even when unemployment is high.

by David Madland and Keith Miller | Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Polling Shows Americans Want Retirement Policy Reform

Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.

by David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Step in the Right Direction on Retirement

RetireesPresident Barack Obama’s MyRA plan is a start, but Congress should do more.

by Joe Valenti and David Madland | Wednesday, January 29, 2014

President Obama Should Use the State of the Union to Hold Accountable Federal Contractors that Harm Workers and Shortchange Taxpayers

The president can adopt responsible contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.

by Karla Walter and David Madland | Monday, January 27, 2014