Paid apprenticeships could help ease returning citizens’ labor market re-entry and benefit them, their families, and society.
While President Donald Trump promised to lead a “worker’s party,” he has stood up for wealthy corporations—not workers—in his first 100 days in office.
Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tout local workforce development programs—yet want to cut their federal funding.
President Donald Trump’s budget proposal eliminates programs through which the Obama administration invested in the economic future of coal communities and workers.
Countries around the world have adopted policies to promote women’s economic security and participation and close the gender wage gap. The United States is an extreme outlier in its lack of such policies.
While achieving progress on national work-life and anti-discrimination policies has been all but politically impossible in the United States in the past few decades, industrialized and developing countries alike are comprehensively addressing both facets of the gender wage gap.
The gender wage gap is also a drag on the U.S. economy; closing the gap should be a top priority of any economic policy agenda that seeks to strengthen and grow the economy.
A majority of small-business owners support a nationally administered paid family and medical leave insurance program.
Silicon Valley blames its lack of a diverse high-tech workforce on an insufficient supply of qualified job candidates—but this claim is a myth.
If budget documents are about priorities, then President Trump can no longer count jobs and workers among his.
Women contribute trillions of dollars to the economy each day in paid and unpaid labor.
The secretary of labor plays an important role in the daily lives of workers, from ensuring fair workplaces to advancing the economic security of working families. It is critical that whoever fills the position is dedicated to furthering these goals for all Americans.
The upward redistribution of income caused by growing inequality is taking a significant and growing toll on Social Security’s financial outlook.
Comprehensive federal policies can help states ensure that members of the early childhood workforce have adequate compensation, benefits, and support for their professional growth.
Judge Gorsuch argues that unelected judges should have more power to overturn regulations that protect the environment.