The decline of unions over the past 30 years has contributed to the falling share of middle-class workers.
Wisconsin’s middle class is falling behind. Unions can help by raising wages and reducing the pay gap.
Different data sources concur that middle-class market incomes have grown slowly, if at all, despite significant growth in the economy at large.
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.
Updated data from University of California, Berkeley, economist Emmanuel Saez illustrate how middle-class income growth is essential to promote healthy economic growth.
It’s time for the retail industry to support a policy agenda that helps its most important customers—the middle class.
America’s retailers need a strong and expanding middle class. That’s why it’s time for retailers to back a policy agenda that addresses middle-class weakness and stagnant wages, which will boost the economy and grow corporate bottom lines.
Forward-thinking employers across the country are demonstrating that apprenticeships can be used to build talent in growing, high-demand occupations.
America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.
Employer-written national guideline standards can strengthen America’s apprenticeship system.