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This report makes the case that we should create jobs for the unemployed directly and immediately in public employment programs that produce useful goods and services for the public’s benefit.
How Last Minute, Just-In-Time Scheduling Practices Are Bad for Workers, Families and Business
A picture of the current state of the private retirement system, why this picture bodes ill for the future of retirement in the country, and why that system needs reform.
Why over a lifetime, 401k fees can cost a median-income two-earner family nearly $155,000 and consume nearly one-third of their investment returns.
How Raising Wages Would Benefit Workers, the Industry and the Overall Economy
How Our Tax Dollars Are Funding Low-Wage Work and Fueling Inequality
Extreme wage gaps within the fast food industry has made its sector the most unequal in the American economy
How we work every day to operationalize within our organization the racial equity and inclusion that we seek to advance in our country.
Public-sector jobs in Massachusetts are more likely than private-sector jobs to be good jobs that provide a family-supporting income and wealth-building benefits. They need to be preserved.
From the time a baby is born, American families are trapped between the need to provide care for their children and the necessity of earning income.
In 2013, Walmart spent billions repurchasing shares of its own stock. It should have spent it raising wages.
This report presents new research on the scope of federally-supported employment in the private economy and shows how, using our over 1.3 trillion dollars in federal purchasing, the President of the United States can place over twenty million Americans on a pathway to the middle class.
How the retail industry fails to meet the needs of the Black and Latino workforce.
The Economic Democracy Project aims to highlight and develop strategies that Black and brown communities can use to build economic and political power—beginning with four case studies spotlighting community campaigns across the U.S.
This case study follows the coalition For Us Not Amazon (FUNA) and members of the Athena Coalition as they organized to prevent one of the biggest corporations in the world from taking over the civic, social, and political life of Northern Virginia and beyond.
26 state policies for a race-forward, populist agenda to empower all Americans.
Walmart's raises to $9 an hour in 2015 and then to $10 an hour in 2016 is a positive step forward, but it still falls short of giving workers the wages they need.
This Demos Explainer explores the tension between political support for deficit reduction versus job creation and economic security policies.
This Explainer explores how the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is used in measuring our economic growth and whether alternative measures are also needed to provide a more comprehensive outlook of economic progress.
The working class today is much more complex and diverse than the white, male, manufacturing archetype often evoked in popular narratives.