Study: Unions Boost Economic Mobility

Study: Unions Boost Economic Mobility

Discussing the new CAP report are (from left): Lawrence H. Summers, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Harvard University economist Richard B. Freeman, David Madland, managing director, economic policy, moderator Neera Tanden, president, CAP. 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 […]