Women working full time earned an estimated $546.3 billion less than their male counterparts in the year since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act. With each day the Senate fails to act, this earnings gap will only expand.
March 19 marks how far into the new year minimum wage workers must work to earn the same amount they did in 2009, the year Congress last increased the federal minimum wage.
Place-based economic development policies must prioritize communities over corporations.
Public sector training partnerships raise standards for workers and taxpayers—and they strengthen unions at the same time.
This column spotlights members of Generation Z as they enter the job market.
Business investment is slowing, despite lofty promises, and worker bonuses were a mirage.
Workers in highly concentrated labor markets need stronger antitrust enforcement and labor protections.
Policymakers and economists must consider populations who face high economic barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market.
Working families are bearing the brunt of the damage of the Trump administration’s trade agenda.
As is the case with the rest of its economic policies, the administration has put business interests over working people in its trade policy.
This week, Ed sits down with CAP Senior Economist Gbenga Ajilore to discuss warning signs in the economy, what they might mean, as well as some of the contributing factors.
Lawmakers should center black communities when considering the fall of manufacturing and the role of trade policy in mitigating negative employment effects.
The United States must build an inclusive narrative of rural communities.
Top-line job numbers only tell part of the story; policymakers should focus on how most workers and families are experiencing the economy.
Policymakers have underestimated the benefits of an extended economic recovery and in particular how it affects the most vulnerable Americans.