State and local governments are moving to enact right-to-work laws that harm all workers, regardless of union status, and do not result in the job growth promised by proponents. Policymakers can help working families by pursuing policies to uphold workers’ ability to join together in unions.
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.
President Barack Obama’s latest executive order adopts best practices from the public and private sectors that will protect workers and save taxpayer dollars.
The president can adopt responsible contracting reforms through executive action to ensure that only responsible, law-abiding companies receive government contracts.
Policies that undermine unionization ultimately threaten the strength and vitality of America’s middle class.
A Center for American Progress Action Fund study finds that one in four government contractors committing egregious workplace violations also provide bad value for the government.
This infographic shows how the California minimum-wage increase will affect the state’s working families.
Video The Center for American Progress Action Fund produced a video series documenting what is at stake in three real stories of how unions make the middle class.
State governments have a tremendous responsibility to help restore the promise of the American Dream, and can be part of the solution to rebuild a strong and growing middle class.
Read this issue brief (CAP Action) What are right-to-work laws? In states where the law exists, “right-to-work” makes it illegal for workers and employers to negotiate a contract requiring everyone who benefits from a union contract to pay their fair share of the costs of administering it. Right-to-work has nothing to do with people being […]
Karla Walter presents 16 ideas for the middle class that aren’t part of the national debate but should be.
Read the full article (CAP Action) The tentative deal reached last week between The Boeing Company and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, or IAM—and scheduled to be ratified today by rank-and-file workers—is a vindication for our nation’s labor law, which has been under significant attack. The National Labor Relations Board—the government agency […]
Read the full issue brief (CAP Action) House Republicans are using every tool available to them—including their budget, regulatory, and legislative-oversight powers—to wage a coordinated attack on workers’ rights by trying to eviscerate the National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB. This effort jeopardizes the basic rights and well-being of all workers, not just those who […]
A referendum vote tomorrow on a law slashing public-sector worker collective bargaining rights will likely show how Ohioans, like the rest of Americans, are in favor of workers’ right to organize, says Karla Walter.