Study: Unions Boost Economic Mobility

When it comes to reaching for the American Dream, those who live in states and communities where unions are strong are more likely to have a chance to move up the economic ladder than those who don’t, according to new research released this week by the Center for American Progress (CAP).

We’ve known that the growing gap between the wealthiest 1 percent and the rest of us holds back the economic recovery from the Great Recession. But this report puts a finger on some of the key reasons why people have had a hard time climbing the economic ladder, and […]