Labor

Is the problem in America today that workers are too powerful in comparison with the corporations that employ them? Are our wages too high? Do too many of us have health coverage and retirement plans? If so, then the bill just passed by the Indiana House of Representatives offers a solution:...
01/26/2012
Blog
On Tuesday night, President Obama called for greater investment in job training programs for American workers. This is a great idea -- but maybe not for all the reasons that he thinks. Here's the President:  I also hear from many business leaders who want to hire in the United States but can...
01/26/2012
Blog
“Every week I would work different hours, and budgeting to make rent and cover my expenses became difficult because I didn’t know how much I would earn each month,” explains Janet, a former Tommy Hilfiger salesperson.  She is one of 436 workers surveyed as part of a new study...
01/19/2012
Blog
Most of us are both employees and consumers – we earn money and we spend it on the stuff we need and want – and we need some protection from unscrupulous operators on both accounts. We deserve some recourse when the credit card company tries to rip us off with deceptive fees, and we...
01/06/2012
Blog
A couple months ago, I wrote about the accelerated depreciation tax deduction, arguing that this policy wastes a massive amount of federal tax revenue subsidizing private capital at the expense of labor. A slew of new reports released yesterday provide even more proof of how wasteful this...
01/05/2012
Blog
Demos Senior Fellow Richard Brodsky defended the importance of the NLRB on Fox Business News. Brodsky explained that not only does the NLRB do important work on behalf of America's workers, but they were created by law and can be debated by political leaders instead of crippled by obstructionist...
01/05/2012
Video
Union membership is declining for all workers, but declines are faster among young workers.  Only 10% of young workers are union members.
11/01/2011
Data Byte
Our national economy is stagnant, and our state economy is no better. We have more people out of work and out of heart than in generations. The middle class seems out of reach to many, especially young people. New Yorkers face fundamental challenges to the dream of shared prosperity and economic...
10/17/2011
News/Resource
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