Maine policymakers can improve the state’s economy and democracy by enacting these 10 recommendations to build worker power.
With a new administration entering office and Americans desperate for action, the government needs a national plan for renewal focused on rewiring the economy, rebuilding the safety net, and reconnecting America to the world.
This report provides a road map for state and local policymakers working to create or strengthen prevailing wage laws, explains core features of prevailing wage legislation, and lifts up existing best practices from around the county.
Pro-worker advocates must advance strategies and policies that will ensure that all climate jobs are high-quality union jobs that make the economy more equitable.
Tackling climate change will require state and local action alongside federal policy change. State and local policymakers can ensure that good jobs are created in the new clean economy by focusing on five proven job-quality strategies.
Federal policymakers must invest in domestic electric vehicle production and deployment now in order to support high-quality American jobs, cut greenhouse gas emissions over the long term, and ensure national competitiveness in a key area of growth.
The United States must rethink how it invests in rural communities.
In no county in the United States can an unemployed single parent afford a modest budget for their family. A Senate Republican plan to supplement state benefits with $300 will still fall drastically short.
New data indicate that states’ divergent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are contributing to an uneven economic recovery—and that a national strategy is necessary to ensure a full return to form.
The world’s largest trade body needs a leader committed to a fairer and more sustainable global economy.
Without clear, consistent action from policymakers, people and businesses will not have enough confidence to return to their jobs and daily activities in the wake of COVID-19.
Key steps must be taken to ensure that pandemic-response infrastructure investments create high-quality jobs for all working Americans.
A new CAP analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data reveals same-sex couples have endured higher rates of unemployment nearly every year since 2014.
The effects of the coronavirus will persist for months or years. In order to return to normal, Congress’ next relief package must build in automatic triggers where possible, pairing short-term relief with long-term, ongoing support.
The coronavirus will cause devastation when it hits rural America; policymakers must prepare now to prevent this calamity.