Issue Brief Guaranteed overtime rights are on the brink of extinction if the U.S. Department of Labor does not move to protect them.
Report Mothers’ economic contributions to their families are more important now than ever before, as the majority of families with children are headed by women who are either the primary breadwinner or share that responsibility with a partner. Knowing who these women are provides a better understanding of our current workforce and highlights the need to update our nation’s labor standards.
Scotland has doubled its number of apprenticeships while expanding their occupational and gender reach.
Issue Brief Critics complain that estimates of the gender wage gap are inaccurate oversimplifications. In reality, the statistic that women earn 77 cents to the male dollar reflects real structural barriers to equality deserving of attention.
As we celebrate workers this May Day, Congress should use the remaining days in its session to pass immigration reform that would benefit undocumented immigrants, strengthen labor and employment laws, and help the economy as a whole.
If the minimum wage were increased to $10.10 per hour, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians would see an increase in total wages of $16.1 billion.
As states continue to pass paid leave and paid sick days legislation, evidence shows that these policies are a win-win for both employers and employees.
Report The importance of women’s added work hours to families’ economic well-being lends a new urgency to rethinking U.S. labor standards for the 21st century.
Report We need to establish a national family and medical leave insurance program that addresses the realities of our current workforce.
Slack demand, not demographics, drives low labor-force participation.
Issue Brief Access to high-quality, affordable early childhood programs are rare for women living on the brink, but there are steps the federal government can take to improve access. The recent documentary, “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert,” highlights how these early childhood programs can support women in low-wage jobs.
Issue Brief Progressive fiscal policy must complement monetary policy to boost economic growth.
Issue Brief The United Kingdom’s overhaul of its social safety net, known as the Universal Credit, raises many concerns, and policymakers should be cautious about considering it as a model for reforming the U.S. system.
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will cut spending on federal assistance programs and strengthen families, the economy, and our nation.