Unions Make Democracy Work for the Middle Class

Read the full article (CAP Action) On Friday the Department of Labor will release data on the union status of the American workforce. Unfortunately the data are likely to show a decline in the percentage of workers who are unionized because of the one-two punch of long-term trends—such as the escalation of aggressive employer campaigns...


House Republican Attacks on the National Labor Relations Board Hurt All Workers

Read the full issue brief (CAP Action) House Republicans are using every tool available to them—including their budget, regulatory, and legislative-oversight powers—to wage a coordinated attack on workers’ rights by trying to eviscerate the National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB. This effort jeopardizes the basic rights and well-being of all workers, not just those who...



No More Lucy Pulling the Football Away

David Madland applauds NLRB’s proposed rule to standardize union elections and ensure they happen as scheduled so that workers can be heard.



Unions Make the Middle Class

Report from David Madland, Karla Walter, and Nick Bunker shows how stronger unions create a stronger middle class.


Why Is the Public Suddenly Down on Unions?

Karla Walter and David Madland explain why public support for unions has recently dropped and why it should go back up once the economy recovers.



NFL Negotiations 101

Casey Gerald and David Madland explain the NFL player-owner labor contract dispute—what issues are at stake and what will happen if there’s no agreement.



Post-Superbowl Strategies

The Colts-Saints matchup should be an exciting championship game, but the labor negotiations to follow will be educational for all Americans, writes David Madland.


Ask the Expert: NFL Contracts and American Workers

David Madland discusses the NFL player-owner dispute: what it means for football, how NFL contracts compare to workers' contracts, and what we can learn from the negotiations.


Why Unions Matter to Hispanics

As the economy flounders, the rights of workers have never been more imperiled, writes Karla Walter in Poder magazine.


Card Check: Unions’ Salvation?

Supporters of the Employee Free Choice Act say the bill's passage would go a long way toward reversing the decline in union membership. The bill's opponents say the real reason for the decline of unions is that workers simply don't want to join them. Read more here.


Big Labor’s Expectations of Obama

What should we expect from the Obama administration on labor unions? Previously, David Madland and Shikha Dalmia debated the impact unions have on ailing U.S. automakers and whether the trend of declining union membership will reverse. Karla Walter is writing in Madland's place today. Read more here.


After the U.S. Recovers, Will Unions?

With U.S. manufacturing jobs on the decline, what will American labor unions look like in the future? What sectors of the U.S. economy should we expect to be heavily unionized? Read more here.