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Wisconsin, Unions, and the Middle Class

A woman works at an assembly line article icon Fact Sheet Wisconsin’s middle class is falling behind. Unions can help by raising wages and reducing the pay gap.

by Brendan Duke and Alex Rowell | Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-November 2015 Jobs Release

workersHere are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

by Michael Madowitz, Danielle Corley, Shiv Rawal | Thursday, November 5, 2015

Women and Families’ Economic Security in Iowa

Nurse and student article icon Issue Brief Women have been central to Iowa’s economic growth, and more must be done to support women’s labor force participation.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Brendan Duke | Thursday, November 5, 2015

Congress Passed a Budget Deal. Now What?

House speakers huggingThe bipartisan budget agreement delivers economic stability and a respite from unnecessary fiscal crises, but lawmakers still must address several lingering issues.

by Harry Stein | Monday, November 2, 2015

The Uneven Housing Recovery

Street in Detroit book_alt2 icon Report The negative equity crisis has tended to be concentrated in certain areas of the country, and several counties are still struggling. Policymakers should support concrete steps to help counties that are still far from a full recovery.

by Michela Zonta and Sarah Edelman | Monday, November 2, 2015

Interactive Map: The Uneven Housing Recovery

cursor icon Interactive The negative equity crisis is a dynamic phenomenon that varies in magnitude and impact over time across different geographic areas.

by Michela Zonta, Sarah Edelman, Andrew Lomax | Monday, November 2, 2015

Economic Snapshot: October 2015

automobile assembly line worker article icon Issue Brief Lawmakers should strengthen the economic recovery through policies that support middle-class families.

by Christian E. Weller, Shiv Rawal, Danielle Corley | Friday, October 30, 2015

Let’s Not Reinvent the Wheel in Puerto Rico

store in Puerto RicoPolicymakers have the tools to address the Puerto Rican debt crisis, Puerto Rico just needs to be allowed to use them.

by Michael Madowitz | Friday, October 30, 2015

The Inefficiencies of Existing Retirement Savings Incentives

Worker posing for photo article icon Issue Brief Middle-class Americans face a growing retirement crisis. Existing savings incentives have not been enough to address this problem because of a number of associated inefficiencies.

by Christian E. Weller and Teresa Ghilarducci | Friday, October 30, 2015

Mitigating Risk to Maximize the Benefits of Employee Ownership

Commuters walk to work. book_alt2 icon Report Addressing risk factors involved in employee ownership will ensure that more workers can benefit from its positive effects.

by Karla Walter and Danielle Corley | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Shortsighted Cuts to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Inhibit Meaningful Policy

Erica Groshen of the BLSOver the past five years, the inflation-adjusted budget for the government’s principal data collection agency has seen dramatic and shortsighted cuts. This is unacceptable.

by Ethan Gurwitz and Alex Rowell | Thursday, October 22, 2015

Who Wins and Who Loses?

Capitol Dome article icon Issue Brief There is no shortage of tax reform ideas these days. Watch out for these claims when considering which tax reforms make sense.

by Alexandra Thornton and Harry Stein | Thursday, October 22, 2015

Long-Termism or Lemons

stock market book_alt2 icon Report Corporate America’s growing focus on short-term profits instead of long-term value hurts shareholders and the middle class alike. Here is an agenda to nudge markets to focus on the long term.

by Marc Jarsulic, Brendan Duke, Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-October 2015 Jobs Release

workers build stage bars icon Charts Here are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

by Michael Madowitz, Danielle Corley, Shiv Rawal | Thursday, October 1, 2015

State Paid Leave Administration

Baby girl with family book_alt2 icon Report This report outlines key considerations for states interested in developing paid family and medical leave programs.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Wednesday, September 30, 2015