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Labor and Work: Archives

Administering Paid Family and Medical Leave

Three generations of women book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers have a number of options for how to administer an efficient and affordable national paid leave program that uses the best-proven elements of existing programs in the states and abroad.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, November 19, 2015

Laying the Groundwork for More Efficient Retirement Savings Incentives

man with camera book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers should pursue a number of steps at the federal and state levels to make existing savings incentives more effective and address the retirement crisis.

by Christian E. Weller and Teresa Ghilarducci | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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

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

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

Living Without Protections

play_alt icon Video Thirty-one states lack comprehensive sexual orientation and gender identity legal protections, which puts lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, Americans who live in these states at risk.

by Andrew Satter, Sarah McBride, Kulsum Ebrahim | Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Justin Trudeau Explains How Progressive Ideals Help the Middle Class

play_alt icon Video Two years ago, Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau joined the Center for American Progress to talk about the challenges facing the middle class and how to ensure opportunity for all.

| Tuesday, October 20, 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

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