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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

How Married Women’s Rising Earnings Have Reduced Inequality

Women working in a labOur currently unacceptable levels of inequality would be even higher were it not for married women’s rising earnings.

by Brendan Duke | Tuesday, September 29, 2015

To Fight Inequality, Support Women’s Work

Women career fair book_alt2 icon Report Policies that give all women an equal shot at staying employed are essential tools in fighting income inequality.

by Judith Warner | Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fast Facts: Economic Security for North Carolina Families

Child and mother article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping North Carolina women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Census Data Show that the Middle Class Is Not Recovering Fast Enough

sad homeownerStagnant median household incomes show that policymakers must act to help the middle class.

by Alex Rowell and David Madland | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

3 Things You May Have Missed in the New Poverty, Income, and Inequality Data

Child raising dollar bill article icon Issue Brief The 2014 Census data underscore how much policy matters in cutting poverty and improving economic security for low- and middle-income families.

by Melissa Boteach, Shawn Fremstad, Rachel West | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Why LGBT Workers Can Still Face Discrimination

play_alt icon Video Learn more about why LGBT workers can still face discrimination on the job.

by Sarah McBride | Tuesday, September 15, 2015

More Data, Same Problem: A Wide Look at Income Trends in the Middle Class

Downtown Danville, IL bars icon Charts Different data sources concur that middle-class market incomes have grown slowly, if at all, despite significant growth in the economy at large.

by Brendan Duke and Andrew Schwartz | Monday, September 14, 2015

American Apprenticeship and Beyond

job training in advanced manufacturingNew federal investments can catalyze state and local efforts to use apprenticeship to address current and future worker shortages.

by Angela Hanks | Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Investing in Millennials Through an Economy that Works for All

Rebecca D. Vallas, Director of Policy, Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget.

by Rebecca Vallas | Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Bargaining for the American Dream

Labor parade book_alt2 icon Report New analysis shows that children whose parents belonged to a union—as well as children who grew up in areas with high union membership—earn more money as adults.

by Richard Freeman, Eunice Han, David Madland, Brendan Duke | Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Engaging the American Workforce

Pullman muralSurveys suggest that employee engagement is much lower than job satisfaction. Increasing engagement should be a top priority for employees, employers, and society in general.

by Andrew Schwartz | Friday, September 4, 2015

How Overtime Rules Would Benefit Millennials

Job fair 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.

by Sunny Frothingham | Monday, August 24, 2015

New Overtime Rule Could Raise Wages for 4.7 Million Millennial Workers

Working MillennialThe 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.

by Sunny Frothingham | Monday, August 24, 2015

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

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

by Joe Valenti | Wednesday, August 12, 2015