Better Training and Better Jobs

Creating and funding sectorwide labor-management training partnerships would benefit workers, business, and the larger economy.



4 Progressive Policies that Make Families Stronger

States with conservative policy agendas fare worse on a range of family-related indicators than states with progressive policy agendas.



Wisconsin, Unions, and the Middle Class

Wisconsin’s middle class is falling behind. Unions can help by raising wages and reducing the pay gap.


‘We the People: The Market Basket Effect’

"We the People: The Market Basket Effect" traces the events that led 25,000 employees and 2 million customers across New England to stand behind embattled CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and wrest control of a multibillion dollar grocery empire from an activist board of directors led by Artie T.’s cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.

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Bargaining for the American Dream

New analysis shows that children whose parents belonged to a union—as well as children who grew up in areas with high union membership—earn more money as adults.


Bargaining for the American Dream: What Unions do for Mobility

Progressives and conservatives can agree that one of the central challenges facing the United States is the need to increase economic mobility. The Center for American Progress will host Harvard University economist Richard B. Freeman and former U.S. Treasury Secretary, currently Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard, Lawrence H. Summers for a discussion on the role of unions in the economy and society.

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Teachers Unions and Management Partnerships

In a new report from the Center for American Progress, researchers find that the collaboration of district leadership and teachers unions can be an important factor in improving student achievement. In some school districts, teachers unions and school administrators are working together closely to find ways to improve student performance, despite the sometimes challenging relationship between these two groups around education reform. These union-management partnerships can be an important part of rolling out important school improvements, and in many districts, have proven to be an effective way to enhance student learning and achievement.

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