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Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America

job fair book_alt2 icon Report By modernizing the unemployment insurance system and establishing a Jobseeker’s Allowance, the United States can promote employment, increase economic security for working families, and prepare the economy for the next recession.

by Rachel West, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant, Melissa Boteach, Claire McKenna, Judy Conti | Thursday, June 16, 2016

Asian American and Pacific Islander Women in the U.S. Economy

Asian woman worker article icon Fact Sheet Data that combine all ethnicities of AAPI women tend to obscure economic, educational, and occupational differences within the AAPI community and the unique challenges facing key AAPI subpopulations.

by Kaitlin Holmes and Shilpa Phadke | Thursday, June 9, 2016

Workers or Waste?

worker raises hand book_alt2 icon Report Better disclosure of human capital investments would be a win for investors, managers, and workers.

by Angela Hanks, Ethan Gurwitz, Brendan Duke, Andy Green | Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Jumping Through Hoops and Set Up to Fail

A pre-K student does paper mache. book_alt2 icon Report Our child care assistance system is due for major reform. In this report, parents and providers make the case for rules and regulations that put children first and respect the real-life struggles of working parents.

by Judith Warner | Friday, May 6, 2016

Discriminatory Legislation Seeks to Strip Workplace Protections for LGBT Workers

CapitolNew amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act would grant a broad exemption to discriminate for many federal contractors.

by Sarah McBride and Aaron Ridings | Tuesday, May 3, 2016

How Labor Friction and Social Fiction Relate to the Gender Wage Gap

A nurse prepares to hand out medicineLabor market frictions exacerbate lower pay for women.

by Kate Bahn | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rhetoric vs. Reality

woman dresses son article icon Fact Sheet Women and men need policy solutions that promote economic security and respond to the caregiving needs of families.

by Jocelyn Frye | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fast Facts on Who Has Access to Paid Time Off and Flexibility

paid leave worker article icon Fact Sheet All workers need time away from work at some point, but access to paid days off is uneven. New Center for American Progress research shows who is most likely to have access to time off.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Heather Boushey, Peter Berg, Danielle Corley | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Who Gets Time Off?

factory worker Latina book_alt2 icon Report Every worker has the potential need for paid leave and workplace flexibility, but access is uneven. Policymakers must ensure that all workers can care for themselves and their families while staying employed.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Heather Boushey, Peter Berg | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Infographic: Latinas in the U.S. Economy

Latinas are vital labor force members and family breadwinners, but they are also underpaid and insufficiently protected.

by Kaitlin Holmes | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Blueprint for Cutting Poverty and Expanding Opportunity in America

A woman plays with her daughter in a park.House Republicans must embrace these policies if they are serious about tackling poverty and paving pathways to the middle class.

by Rebecca Vallas and Melissa Boteach | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay

woman job seeker article icon Issue Brief Strengthening equal pay protections and adopting new workplace policies to address work-life challenges can help ensure that all workers are paid fairly for their work.

by Jocelyn Frye | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Top 10 Facts About the Gender Wage Gap

woman factory worker article icon Fact Sheet Here are some key facts to know about the gender wage gap on Equal Pay Day.

by Kaitlin Holmes and Danielle Corley | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

What’s Keeping Women’s Pay in the Mad Men Era?

play_alt icon Video Today, the average woman who works full-time, year-round earns 79 cents to every dollar earned by men. What’s behind the wage gap?

by Andrew Satter, Sarah Jane Glynn, Kaitlin Holmes | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Confronting the Racial Pay Gap

The CEO of Intel speaks at a conference.The persistence of wage discrimination continues to feed America’s disgraceful racial wealth gap.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, March 9, 2016