In order to strengthen political democracy, policymakers should support the creation of democratically organized groups such as unions.
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.
Seven core policy reforms are required to protect public health and treat essential workers with respect during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to increase tax fairness for workers, the federal government should immediately restore the tax deduction for union dues and make it available for all workers who support their unions, not just those who itemize.
By developing policies for workers’ boards—governmental bodies that bring together representatives of workers, employers, and the public—state and local policymakers can raise minimum wage rates, benefits, and workplace standards across entire occupations, sectors, and industries.
Workers’ boards—also known as wage boards or industry committees—set minimum wage rates, benefits, and workplace standards for an entire occupation, sector, or industry. Boards can raise wages for both low- and middle-income workers, and they are particularly helpful in industries where traditional collective bargaining is difficult.
This report serves as a guide for state and local government officials and advocates interested in developing workers’ board policies.
Public sector training partnerships raise standards for workers and taxpayers—and they strengthen unions at the same time.
Expanding on existing Ghent-like programs in the United States would strengthen unions and improve government services.
The final Thinking CAP podcast revisits Daniella and Ed's discussion with AFSCME President Lee Saunders about the labor movement
Author David Madland explains how a recently reintroduced bill would ensure that state and local government workers can join a union and collectively bargain.
Karla Walter and David Madland explain how federal lawmakers can reverse the decadeslong trend of declining unionization rates.
This week, Daniella and Ed chat with AFSCME President Lee Saunders about the state of unions in the United States, particularly the rising popularity of unions among young people.
Attacks on unions and stagnant wages are proof that the economy isn’t working for everyone.