A sectoral council is well-suited to address the fast-food industry’s unique challenges and improve working conditions.
Tipped industries in one fair wage states have higher growth, less inequality, and lower poverty for all workers.
15 million children live in households with a worker making less than $15 an hour. Raising the minimum wage will help support them and their families.
Raising the minimum wage is a win for workers and small businesses.
Women make up the majority of workers who would benefit from raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, as they are overrepresented in tipped and low-wage jobs.
Because the majority of minimum wage-earning mothers are breadwinners, raising the federal minimum wage would strengthen economic security for millions of families.
Raising the Minimum Wage Would Boost an Economic Recovery—and Reduce Taxpayer Subsidization of Low-Wage Work
Raising the minimum wage can provide a potent and responsible stimulus to the economy.
Nearly 11 million children are living in poverty in America. Here is how the crisis reached this point—and what steps must be taken to solve it.
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.
Latina Equal Pay Day serves as a reminder that Latinas make 54.5 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men. New analysis demonstrates that the difference is even starker for Latinas who work for tips: Tipped Latina workers earn 65 percent less than nontipped white, non-Hispanic men.
Top-line job numbers only tell part of the story; policymakers should focus on how most workers and families are experiencing the economy.
America’s lowest-paid workers have taken an effective pay cut of $13,330 since Congress last raised the minimum wage.
March 1, 2018 marks how far into the new year America's lowest-paid workers must work just to earn the same amount they did in 2009, when Congress last increased the federal minimum wage.
Michele and Igor sit down with CAP Senior Fellow Seth Hanlon and entrepreneur and 1 percenter Nick Hanauer to talk about the Republican tax plan and trickle-down economics.
Misogyny is more than being catcalled when you’re on your way to work; it’s embedded within the structure of our economy and limits our economic potential.