America’s lowest-paid workers have taken an effective pay cut of $13,330 since Congress last raised the minimum wage.
In his State of the Union address, President Trump will try to take credit for a growing economy; in reality, he has done everything he can to direct those gains to the wealthy few.
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), President Trump’s 2018 revision to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), misses the chance to place workers at the center of U.S. trade priorities. Congress should insist on an approach that does.
Policymakers and economists need to center populations who face high labor market barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market.
Workers are increasingly receiving their compensation through payroll cards, and policymakers should take steps to ensure the safety of these financial products.
The Federal Reserve should calibrate policy toward maximizing the health of an economy that is still recovering for many people.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act increases federal deficits while failing to address the nation’s most pressing challenges and making inequality worse.
Although the economy is doing well in the aggregate, a closer look at the employment situation for American youth tells a different story.
The Trump economy has failed to deliver for those who need it most: American workers.
A closer look at wage levels shows the economic reality facing many workers.
Workers are just treading water in the Trump economy—notwithstanding quarterly GDP numbers.
Millions of American families are living on the edge, increasingly suffering from volatile incomes, unstable jobs and low wealth.
Policymakers must address significant race and gender gaps in Registered Apprenticeship programs.
Lack of data prevents analysis of the true health of a tighter labor market, especially with the LGBTQ community.
CAP’s Blueprint addresses the wage and employment challenges of working Americans and communities left behind by meeting pressing economic and social needs and creating a job guarantee in the hardest-hit areas.