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Why President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order must be implemented under the new administration.
14 Big Ideas to Build a Strong & Diverse Middle Class
Support for Growth, Job Creation, and Career Development
11 ways Wall Street is more than a symbol of inequities in our economy and our democracy
On Tuesday, December 13th, the Congressional Progressive Caucus unveiled the RESTORE the American Dream for the 99% Act. The bill, if passed, would create more than 5 million jobs and save more than $2 trillion. This is a comprehensive plan to put America back to work by reversing the failed policies of the past, which the “Super Committee” could not achieve.
Our current system is characterized by long delays before needed regulations are issued.
Comprehensive and meaningful systemic risk reform must undo many of the ill-advised deregulatory measuresof the past 20 years, including the four key changes wrought by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
A primer on key CFPA amendments in the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Young adults have an enormous stake in the financial regulatory reform debate. They have paid a high price for a banking crisis caused by lax regulation, and their economic futures will depend on rebuilding strong public structures for financial regulation going forward. This briefing paper addresses some of the key reforms and the impact of both the banking crisis and unregulated lending practices on young Americans' financial futures.
What The Facebook IPO Really Says About America's Economy
Provide 12 weeks of paid benefits to employees who need time off work to care for a new child, a sick family member, or their own illness. The self-financing trust is funded by premiums paid equally by employers and employees.
Unions were instrumental in creating the American middle class, and today they continue to empower millions of Americans to bargain for wages and benefits that are capable of sustaining a middle-class standard of living.
Social Security remains our nation’s key source of retirement income for most Americans. The program’s overall health is sound and with relatively modest tweaks to the program’s financing, we can strengthen the system for generations to come.
A Vermont Partnership Bank will generate new revenue for Vermont, save local governments money, and make our small businesses, farms and consumers less vulnerable to cutbacks in lending in our state.
Strategies For Turning Bad Jobs Into Quality Employment
Why, in the absence of heroic government measures, the financial crisis will lead to a serious general depression.
The era of deregulated finance has shown that without public structures to ensure accountability and fairness, the system can not sustain itself.
How Walmart has wielded its market power to change the face of American industry and lower labor standards in the retail sector.
How taxpayers are bankrolling the paychecks of already-wealthy executives instead of supporting more livable wages for American workers struggling to get by.
If the twin threats to public pensions continue, African American retirees may lose much of the retirement security they’ve gained over the past half-century.