Policymakers have underestimated the benefits of an extended economic recovery and in particular how it affects the most vulnerable Americans.
The war on drugs crushed economic opportunity in African American and Latinx communities, but marijuana tax revenue can help fuel job growth.
Forced arbitration agreements make it harder for workers and consumers to challenge predatory practices, wage theft, and discrimination.
An equitable federal infrastructure plan must include workforce development strategies aimed at recruitment, stability, and career advancement for local and regional communities.
Policymakers and economists need to consider populations that face high labor market barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market.
In order to tackle equal pay, policymakers must reject the most common and dangerous myths used to stall much-needed equal pay reforms.
Analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals that most new jobs gained by American women in 2018 were in industries with wider-than-average gender wage gaps.
Policymakers and economists must consider the challenges of disabled workers and other populations who face high labor market barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market and implementing policies that affect it.
As the Trump administration begins to answer for its erratic trade policy agenda, Congress must assert its oversight and hold the administration accountable to the economic priorities of working families.
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.