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Policy Analyst, Health
Senior Director, Employment Policy
Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project
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States are taking action to strengthen workers’ ability to unionize and collectively bargain as well as raise job standards.
Nov 1, 2023
Isabela Salas-Betsch, Karla Walter
Join the Center for American Progress as we celebrate 20 years of innovative policy solutions and look boldly forward to a progressive future.
Oct 25, 2023
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
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
In a MarketWatch op-ed, Mike Williams argues why the Big Three automakers need to work with the UAW to do right by autoworkers and to help fight against climate change.
Sep 8, 2023
Since 2018, six states and three local governments have enacted laws that bring workers and employers together to recommend standards for sectors of the economy.
Sep 7, 2023
Aurelia Glass, David Madland
After successfully forming a union with United Steelworkers, workers at the Blue Bird electric school bus manufacturing plant in Georgia have moved one step closer to securing a safer and fairer workplace while building the clean energy future.
Aug 16, 2023
Hannah Malus, Devon Lespier, Hai-Lam Phan, 2 More
Matthew Gossage, Charlie Schuyler
Gen Zers are eager to organize and are winning union gains for themselves at workplaces nationwide.
Aug 9, 2023
Project labor agreements and community workforce agreements are time-tested tools that can support good value and good jobs on projects funded by the new federal economic investments.
Jul 21, 2023
Aurelia Glass, Karla Walter
Union membership allows workers without four-year college degrees to earn more and achieve financial security for their families and children.
Jun 21, 2023
States, cities, and private sector applicants can improve their chances of winning new federal support through the Inflation Reduction Act, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and CHIPS and Science Act by demonstrating that their proposals will create good jobs for working people from all walks of life.
Jun 20, 2023
David Madland explains why workers need strong tools to bargain with employers over disruptive technology.
Jun 14, 2023
Union membership not only increases wealth for working-class families but also narrows racial wealth gaps and offers a path to the middle class.
May 3, 2023
Aurelia Glass, David Madland, Christian E. Weller
Partnering with unions to train public sector workers helps states uphold high-quality standards; connect with and recruit from local communities; and address the nation’s public sector hiring challenges.
Mar 23, 2023
Please join the Center for American Progress and a panel of esteemed experts for a discussion on sectoral bargaining.
Feb 23, 2023
From minor league baseball to Microsoft, businesses in a range of industries are respecting their workers' right to come together in unions.
Jan 18, 2023
David Madland argues that the United States should take note of New Zealand's new labor reform law.
Dec 22, 2022
Using new data from the U.S. Census Bureau to examine the impacts of long COVID on the labor market, this report recommends that employers, unions, and policymakers create better workplaces for disabled workers and all workers.
Dec 21, 2022
Mia Ives-Rublee, Rose Khattar, Anona Neal
Under the Biden administration, the National Labor Relations Board is striving to protect workers' right to form a union and collectively bargain, but the agency remains underfunded and understaffed.
Dec 5, 2022
Unions and policymakers in New Zealand are seeking a solution to address stagnant wages, rising economic inequality, and low productivity after the failures of worksite-only bargaining—and the United States can learn from their efforts.
Nov 29, 2022
Unions have narrowed class and ideological divides to make Generation Z America's most pro-union generation.
Oct 5, 2022
Incorporating labor and workforce training standards into this historic climate policy will ensure that the transition to a clean energy economy is built with good jobs.
Sep 14, 2022
Mike Williams, Marina Zhavoronkova, David Madland
David Madland discusses California's FAST Recovery Act, which gives the state's fast-food workers a seat at the negotiating table to help set industrywide standards.
Sep 8, 2022
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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