In Left Behind: Snapshots from the 21st Century Labor Market, Roosevelt Program Director Rakeen Mabud and Program Associate Jess Forden explore today’s changing economy and the future of work through the lens of six occupations: carework, food service, manufacturing, mining, nursing, and trucking. Despite a seemingly robust and healthy economy, as indicated by headline measures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2018 CONTACT: Mariam Ahmed, mariam.ahmed@berlinrosen.com   UNPACKING THE “FUTURE OF WORK”: ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE PANEL, NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHT CHALLENGES FOR 21ST CENTURY WORKERS New report and speakers from Roosevelt Institute, Economic Security Project, National Women’s Law Center, and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United explore workers’ economic insecurity   WASHINGTON, DC – Amid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2018 CONTACT: Mariam Ahmed, mariam.ahmed@berlinrosen.com   NEW REPORT: U.S. LABOR LAW MUST BE OVERHAULED AND EXPANDED TO EMPOWER WORKING PEOPLE Latest Research From Leading Progressive Think Tank Comes Amid Growing Public Concern with Inequality, Wage Stagnation   NEW YORK, NY – In a new report, the Roosevelt Institute outlines why

Workers are increasingly powerless in the 21st century economy. Working people have few rights on the job, corporations and wealthy individuals hold outsized influence in politics and policymaking, economic inequality is vast and deep, and economic mobility is out of reach for most. Most notably, the unionization rate—a key measure of worker voice and worker

Why This Matters is a series from Roosevelt staff connecting our individual work—from papers to reports and everything in between—to our broader vision of creating a better, more equitable economic and political system. This series will give readers the top takeaways from our latest writing and thinking, with a focus on why they matter as we

In a joint publication of the National Employment Law Project (NELP) and the Roosevelt Institute, Irene Tung and Katy Milani expose the extent of stock buyback spending across the U.S. economy from 2015 to 2017—finding that companies spent almost 60 percent of net profits on buybacks. At a time of growing economic inequality, with millions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2018 CONTACT: Alexander Tucciarone, atucciarone@rooseveltinstitute.org, 516-263-9775   ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE ECONOMIST PRAISES NEW LEGISLATION TACKLING THE EXCESSIVE POWER OF MANAGEMENT IN THE LABOR MARKET Legislation Would Address the Ways Overly-Concentrated Labor Markets Harm Working People, Comes on Heels of New Roosevelt Institute Report on Market Power   NEW YORK, NY —

How does corporate power suppress worker wages? And why has it hit rural America especially hard? Please join Roosevelt Research Director Marshall Steinbaum and CNN’s Lydia DePillis on March 23 for a conversation about a key force driving Americans’ economic insecurity. Steinbaum’s latest research reveals how employers are using increasingly concentrated corporate power to shape the labor market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2018 CONTACT: Alexander Tucciarone, atucciarone@rooseveltinstitute.org, 516-263-9775   STATEMENT: Roosevelt Institute Senior Economist Applauds ‘The Worker Dividend Act’ Introduced by Senator Cory A. Booker Measure would require companies to provide a commensurate benefit for employees when CEOs, shareholders benefit from stock buybacks   NEW YORK, NY — Earlier today, Senator Cory

On Tuesday night, President Trump spent a good portion of his first State of the Union address boasting about the economy. He talked about the stock market, which is on an unprecedented nine-year run; he talked about low unemployment, which sits near a historic low; and he talked about wages, which are starting to rise