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The American Society of Civil Engineers has graded our infrastructure a D+, poor and at risk. Congress must act.
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
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.
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.
Dēmos has measured the comparative effectiveness of five leading fiscal proposals. We evaluate the plans in eight categories: jobs and public investment; health care affordability; Social Security income; education; defense policy; fair and adequate revenues; and long-term debt reduction.
Answers to 8 frequently asked questions.
Strategies For Turning Bad Jobs Into Quality Employment
Signed into law on May 22, 2009, the Credit CARD Act has benefited millions of households in ways that directly affect their monthly budgets.
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.
We don’t only have a jobs deficit in this country. We have a deficit of good jobs. Here's why.
"We know this: the super rich and corporations don’t need a tax cut. The 1 percent are doing just fine."
The fast food industry is the main driver of compensation inequality in the most disparate sector of the economy, with a CEO-to-worker pay ratio in 2013 of over 1000-to-1.
As part of an effort to reshape rules around debt and lending to reduce racial wealth inequality, we propose establishing a public credit registry to gradually replace the current for-profit credit reporting system.
How We Can Fix the Housing Affordability Crisis
The Department's proposed "EAP Rule" fails to sufficiently safeguard working people.