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How Overtime Rules Would Benefit Millennials

article icon Fact Sheet As Millennials pay off debt, launch their careers, and start families, they face unique challenges to economic stability. The new overtime rule would provide fairer pay for 4.7 million Millennial workers.

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New Overtime Rule Could Raise Wages for 4.7 Million Millennial Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule is poised to strengthen the middle class, drive economic growth, and provide fairer pay for 13.5 million workers, including 4.7 Millennials.

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The Fiduciary Rule Would Put Savers’ and Retirees’ Best Interests First

Joe Valenti, Director of Consumer Finance, testifies before the U.S. Department of Labor.

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

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

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

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

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All Pennsylvanians Will Benefit from a Clean Slate Policy for Minor Criminal Records

article icon Fact Sheet A new proposal in Pennsylvania will reduce barriers to employment, housing, education, and much more.

Infographic: How Access to Paid Leave Helps Fathers

Paid family leave is working for new fathers in California, and it is time for the rest of the nation to catch up.

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

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

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The Murray-Scott Minimum-Wage Bill: A Win-Win for Working Families and Taxpayers

In addition to giving working families a long-overdue raise, the new bill will save taxpayers an estimated $5.3 billion per year on SNAP when fully implemented.

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Cutting Social Security Disability Insurance Won’t Help Anyone Go Back to Work

Proposed cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance for beneficiaries who try to return to work and lose a job through no fault of their own are a step in the wrong direction.

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Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap

article icon Issue Brief Women of color experience a wider gender wage gap, on average, compared with white women.

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The Gender Pay Gap Explained

play_alt icon Video Women in the United States only earn 78 cents to the dollar compared with men. But there is a lot of confusion about this number. What does it really mean? And where did it come from?

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Expanding Opportunities in America’s Urban Areas

article icon Issue Brief To ensure that more people benefit from the opportunities cities create, the Center for American Progress has compiled key policy proposals that address the challenges faced by distressed urban areas.

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A Challenge to Congress

article icon Issue Brief It’s time for Congress to show that its words are more than mere rhetoric—that they are instead backed by concrete action and accountability on the issues important to women and their families.

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

bars icon Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

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