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A More Perfect Union Report
The sun shines on a wind energy generator in California, April 2007. (Getty/Construction Photography/Avalon)

A More Perfect Union

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.

the Center for American Progress

A How-To Guide for Strengthening State and Local Prevailing Wage Laws Report

A How-To Guide for Strengthening State and Local Prevailing Wage Laws

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.

Karla Walter, Malkie Wall, Alex Rowell

Fact Sheet: How State and Local Governments Can Make Climate Jobs Good Jobs Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: How State and Local Governments Can Make Climate Jobs Good Jobs

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.

David Madland, Terry Meginniss

Electric Vehicles Should Be a Win for American Workers Report

Electric Vehicles Should Be a Win for American Workers

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.

Karla Walter, Trevor Higgins, Bidisha Bhattacharyya, 2 More Malkie Wall, Rita Cliffton

The Path to Rural Resilience in America Report
Elementary school students walk to class in Weaverville, California, August 2020. (Getty/Los Angeles Times/Kent Nishimura)

The Path to Rural Resilience in America

The United States must rethink how it invests in rural communities.

Olugbenga Ajilore, Caius Z. Willingham

Congress Must Help Rural America Respond to the Coronavirus Report

Congress Must Help Rural America Respond to the Coronavirus

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.

Olugbenga Ajilore

$546 Billion and Counting: Senate Inaction on Paycheck Fairness Continues to Shortchange Women Article
A woman works in a shop in New York on May 6, 2016. (Getty/Spencer Platt)

$546 Billion and Counting: Senate Inaction on Paycheck Fairness Continues to Shortchange Women

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.

Robin Bleiweis

Observing Minimum Wage Workers’ Equal Pay Day Article
Store employees check out customers at a supermarket in Miami, May 2018. (Getty/Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group)

Observing Minimum Wage Workers’ Equal Pay Day

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.

Lily Roberts, Galen Hendricks, Robin Bleiweis

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