The secretary of labor plays an important role in the daily lives of workers, from ensuring fair workplaces to advancing the economic security of working families. It is critical that whoever fills the position is dedicated to furthering these goals for all Americans.
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The math does not add up, leading to massive cuts to Medicaid, broad tax increases on the middle class, and much lower tax credits for health insurance.
Americans’ finances are in danger from regulatory rollbacks against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The upward redistribution of income caused by growing inequality is taking a significant and growing toll on Social Security’s financial outlook.
Comprehensive federal policies can help states ensure that members of the early childhood workforce have adequate compensation, benefits, and support for their professional growth.
The Employment Situation Summary demonstrates how having a clear picture of the labor market guides good fiscal and monetary policy. For example, women face different labor market conditions than men.
History demonstrates that a government hiring freeze will lead to more privatization of government services—a move that will cost taxpayers money and make American jobs worse.
Statistical analysis illustrates that across a range of social and economic indicators, sanctuary counties perform better than comparable nonsanctuary counties.
The fiscal outlook is finally clear enough for the Congressional Budget Office to publish a single budget projection, but budget gimmicks may lead to the return of the alternative fiscal scenario and enable more fiscal dishonesty.
Policymakers should combine carbon pricing with policies that push technology development in order to cut carbon pollution from the transportation sector.
A state-by-state look at the annual GDP loss from losing DACA workers highlights the extreme economic damage of ending the DACA initiative.
A strong housing foundation is a key component of economic security.
The Fed raised interest rates in December, but tax cut plans are pushing the Fed to slow the economy down even as the labor market continues to find room to grow.
Contrary to claims by opponents, paid sick days and paid family and medical leave do not lead to a rise in unemployment but rather benefit workers, businesses, and the economy.
Asian American wealth inequality is greater and rising faster than white wealth inequality.