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Senior Fellow, Inclusive Economy
Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project
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Tennessee’s BlueOval City electric vehicle battery facility shows how public investments can lead to good union jobs, but anecdotal evidence suggests that workers are not connecting these jobs to important economic policies.
Feb 26, 2024
David Madland, Kyle Ross
State and local policymakers can raise standards for workers and the public through prevailing wages, project labor agreements, and several other best practices.
Jan 31, 2024
Continued worker action and major policy reforms are needed for union membership and collective bargaining to significantly increase.
Jan 17, 2024
Most workers’ wages are growing more quickly than prices, and the economic recovery following the COVID-19 recession has featured historically strong real wage growth.
Jan 3, 2024
Amid record-breaking temperatures, Phoenix airport service workers filed an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) complaint against their employer and are demanding action to improve job conditions and safety measures.
Dec 14, 2023
Hannah Malus, Margaret Cooney, Devon Lespier, 4 More
Toni Pandolfo, Hai-Lam Phan, Madalyn Reagan, Jeremy Hill
Paid family and medical leave benefits start in Colorado on January 1, 2024.
Dec 13, 2023
Molly Weston Williamson
National policy action is needed to increase worker compensation and meet demand for direct care services.
Dec 8, 2023
Policymakers must take steps to address the recent rise in disability, which has been fueled by long COVID.
Oct 26, 2023
Mia Ives-Rublee, Anona Neal
Former Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI) discusses the recent series of wins for unions across the country and what these changes mean for American workers.
Oct 7, 2023
Rep. Andy Levin
The Biden administration’s actions to strengthen the economy are helping ensure young people have a brighter future.
Oct 5, 2023
Jessica Vela, Crystal Weise
This fact sheet explores the size, demographics, and key features of the self-employed population in the United States.
Sep 21, 2023
In the face of demands for better jobs and stronger health protections, some automakers claim they can’t improve job quality and lower vehicle emissions—but they have the resources to support middle-class-led economic growth and clean up their vehicle fleets.
Sep 12, 2023
Leo Banks, Karla Walter, Anona Neal
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