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The new Indo-Pacific supply chain deal demonstrates how the Biden Administration's new approach to foreign and economic policy furthers its industrial strategy.
Nov 20, 2023
Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation highlighting the progress of worker-centered trade policy.
Oct 10, 2023
Katherine Tai, Patrick Gaspard, Katherine Tai
Every McGovern-Dole dollar spent on food is a down payment on thriving democracies and trade.
Jul 11, 2023
Under President Biden, the United States is reinvigorating its trade policy to better confront the major challenges of the 21st century, but key questions remain.
Mar 14, 2023
Trevor Sutton, Mike Williams
Join the Center for American Progress, North America's Building Trades Union, and a distinguished panel of innovative policymakers and leading labor voices to discuss efforts to ensure equity in the infrastructure workforce.
Jan 31, 2022
Even before the pandemic, breadwinning mothers were keeping families afloat.
Mar 29, 2021
Sarah Jane Glynn
This fact sheet outlines policy changes to make U.S. manufacturing more globally competitive, provide higher wages, and reduce supply chain risk.
Mar 11, 2021
Policy change can make U.S. manufacturing more globally competitive, provide higher wages, and reduce supply chain risk.
Maine policymakers can improve the state’s economy and democracy by enacting these 10 recommendations to build worker power.
Jan 22, 2021
David Madland, Malkie Wall
With a new administration entering office and Americans desperate for action, the government needs a national plan for renewal focused on rewiring the economy, rebuilding the safety net, and reconnecting America to the world.
Jan 13, 2021
The Center for American Progress
This report provides a road map for state and local policymakers working to create or strengthen prevailing wage laws, explains core features of prevailing wage legislation, and lifts up existing best practices from around the county.
Dec 22, 2020
Karla Walter, Malkie Wall, Alex Rowell
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.
Oct 9, 2020
David Madland, Terry Meginniss
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.
Federal policymakers must invest in domestic electric vehicle production and deployment now in order to support high-quality American jobs, cut greenhouse gas emissions over the long term, and ensure national competitiveness in a key area of growth.
Sep 23, 2020
Karla Walter, Trevor Higgins, Bidisha Bhattacharyya, 2 More
Malkie Wall, Rita Cliffton
The United States must rethink how it invests in rural communities.
Sep 21, 2020
Olugbenga Ajilore, Caius Z. Willingham
In no county in the United States can an unemployed single parent afford a modest budget for their family. A Senate Republican plan to supplement state benefits with $300 will still fall drastically short.
Sep 10, 2020
Lily Roberts, Justin Schweitzer
New data indicate that states’ divergent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are contributing to an uneven economic recovery—and that a national strategy is necessary to ensure a full return to form.
Sep 2, 2020
Ryan Zamarripa, Christian E. Weller
The world’s largest trade body needs a leader committed to a fairer and more sustainable global economy.
Jul 29, 2020
Trevor Sutton, Andy Green
Without clear, consistent action from policymakers, people and businesses will not have enough confidence to return to their jobs and daily activities in the wake of COVID-19.
Jul 27, 2020
Key steps must be taken to ensure that pandemic-response infrastructure investments create high-quality jobs for all working Americans.
Jun 29, 2020
A new CAP analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data reveals same-sex couples have endured higher rates of unemployment nearly every year since 2014.
May 5, 2020
Sharita Gruberg, Michael Madowitz
The effects of the coronavirus will persist for months or years. In order to return to normal, Congress’ next relief package must build in automatic triggers where possible, pairing short-term relief with long-term, ongoing support.
The coronavirus will cause devastation when it hits rural America; policymakers must prepare now to prevent this calamity.
Apr 28, 2020
As Congress dithers in aiding state and local governments, it risks locking in powerful economic headwinds that could set back the economy for years.
Apr 17, 2020
Michael Madowitz, Jacob Leibenluft
Congress must act quickly to provide additional relief, commensurate with the scale of the current public health and economic crises.
Apr 8, 2020
Women working full time earned an estimated $546.3 billion less than their male counterparts in the year since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act. With each day the Senate fails to act, this earnings gap will only expand.
Mar 26, 2020
March 19 marks how far into the new year minimum wage workers must work to earn the same amount they did in 2009, the year Congress last increased the federal minimum wage.
Mar 19, 2020
Lily Roberts, Galen Hendricks, Robin Bleiweis
Conditions on bailouts are necessary to protect workers and the public.
Mar 18, 2020
Marc Jarsulic, David Madland
The spread of the coronavirus is disrupting economic activity around the world. The United States must prepare for the effects of global and domestic supply shocks to the economy.
Mar 5, 2020
Place-based economic development policies must prioritize communities over corporations.
Feb 27, 2020
Caius Z. Willingham
Public sector training partnerships raise standards for workers and taxpayers—and they strengthen unions at the same time.
Oct 3, 2019
This column spotlights members of Generation Z as they enter the job market.
Galen Hendricks, Caius Z. Willingham, Michael Madowitz
Business investment is slowing, despite lofty promises, and worker bonuses were a mirage.
Sep 26, 2019
Galen Hendricks, Seth Hanlon, Michael Madowitz
Workers in highly concentrated labor markets need stronger antitrust enforcement and labor protections.
Sep 10, 2019
Caius Z. Willingham, Olugbenga Ajilore
Policymakers and economists must consider populations who face high economic barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market.
Sep 5, 2019
Galen Hendricks, Michael Madowitz
Working families are bearing the brunt of the damage of the Trump administration’s trade agenda.
Aug 29, 2019
As is the case with the rest of its economic policies, the administration has put business interests over working people in its trade policy.
This week, Ed sits down with CAP Senior Economist Gbenga Ajilore to discuss warning signs in the economy, what they might mean, as well as some of the contributing factors.
Aug 22, 2019
Ed Chung, Chris Ford
Lawmakers should center black communities when considering the fall of manufacturing and the role of trade policy in mitigating negative employment effects.
Jul 18, 2019
The United States must build an inclusive narrative of rural communities.
Jul 17, 2019
Top-line job numbers only tell part of the story; policymakers should focus on how most workers and families are experiencing the economy.
Jul 3, 2019
Lily Roberts, Daniella Zessoules, Galen Hendricks, 1 More
Policymakers have underestimated the benefits of an extended economic recovery and in particular how it affects the most vulnerable Americans.
Jun 6, 2019
Galen Hendricks, Daniella Zessoules, Michael Madowitz
The war on drugs crushed economic opportunity in African American and Latinx communities, but marijuana tax revenue can help fuel job growth.
May 20, 2019
Maritza Perez, Olugbenga Ajilore, Ed Chung
Forced arbitration agreements make it harder for workers and consumers to challenge predatory practices, wage theft, and discrimination.
May 6, 2019
Carleigh Newland, Kurt Mueller, Malkie Wall, 2 More
Karla Walter, Andy Green
An equitable federal infrastructure plan must include workforce development strategies aimed at recruitment, stability, and career advancement for local and regional communities.
Apr 22, 2019
Policymakers and economists need to consider populations that face high labor market barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market.
Apr 4, 2019
In order to tackle equal pay, policymakers must reject the most common and dangerous myths used to stall much-needed equal pay reforms.
Mar 26, 2019
Jocelyn Frye, Robin Bleiweis
Analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals that most new jobs gained by American women in 2018 were in industries with wider-than-average gender wage gaps.
Mar 25, 2019
Jocelyn Frye, Diana Boesch
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.
Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.
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