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States at Work: Progressive State Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class

Middle-class familyState 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.

by Karla Walter, Tom Hucker, David Madland | Thursday, March 21, 2013

Right-to-Work 101

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 […]

by David Madland, Karla Walter, Ross Eisenbrey | Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Sweet 16 to Build a Strong Middle Class

Karla Walter presents 16 ideas for the middle class that aren’t part of the national debate but should be.

by Karla Walter | Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Boeing-Machinists Deal Benefits Company, Workers, and NLRB Credibility

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 […]

by David Madland and Karla Walter | Wednesday, December 7, 2011

House Republican Attacks on the National Labor Relations Board Hurt All Workers

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 […]

by Karla Walter and David Madland | Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ohioans Show Their Support for Collective Bargaining Rights

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.

by Karla Walter | Monday, November 7, 2011

Rep. Payne’s Resolution Recognizes that Unions Build the Middle Class

Read the full article (CAP Action) Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ) introduced a commonsense resolution yesterday recognizing that strong labor unions help build a healthy middle class. The resolution would not change the law at all but would simply highlight the fact that unions provide important benefits to the 99 percent of Americans that need to […]

by Karla Walter and David Madland | Wednesday, November 2, 2011

House Budget Bill Guts Worker Protections

The House majority’s draft bill is an assault on American workers, plain and simple, explain David Madland and Karla Walter.

by David Madland and Karla Walter | Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Interactive: Unions Build a Stronger Middle Class

Interactive from Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter shows how unionization leads to more income for middle-class families.

by Nick Bunker, David Madland, Karla Walter | Friday, September 23, 2011

New Census Data Show Middle Class Continues to Struggle

Income for middle-class Americans continues to shrink, write David Madland, Karla Walter, and Nick Bunker. Increasing union membership can help them secure more of the economy’s gains.

by David Madland, Karla Walter, Nick Bunker | Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Interactive Map: Stronger Unions Create A Stronger Middle Class

This interactive map from Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter shows how unions raise middle class incomes even for those not in a union.

by Nick Bunker, David Madland, Karla Walter | Monday, April 4, 2011

Unions Make the Middle Class

Report from David Madland, Karla Walter, and Nick Bunker shows how stronger unions create a stronger middle class.

by David Madland, Karla Walter, Nick Bunker | Monday, April 4, 2011

High-Road Government

New high-road federal contracting guidelines would help raise job standards, reward companies that follow the law, and prevent taxpayer waste, write CAP Action's David Madland and Karla Walter.

by David Madland and Karla Walter | Friday, August 20, 2010

Taking the High Road

Allowing public access to contractor information is an important first step. Now the government needs more tools to protect taxpayers, write CAP Action's Karla Walter and David Madland.

by Karla Walter and David Madland | Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Why Is the Public Suddenly Down on Unions?

Karla Walter and David Madland explain why public support for unions has recently dropped and why it should go back up once the economy recovers.

by David Madland and Karla Walter | Tuesday, July 20, 2010