Federal Appeals Court Restricts Workers’ Rights

Under the New Deal’s landmark National Labor Relations Act it became illegal for an employer to punish organizers for trying to form a union (though they often still do). In unionized workplaces, the law requires employers and unions to bargain in good faith (though they often do not). Yet under a recent court ruling, workers don’t have the right to be informed of these rights…. read more

America’s Infrastructure Gets a D+

If there ever was a time to invest in a New New Deal, this is it. Our airports, roads, bridges, dams, parks, schools, and water lines are falling apart. The American Society of Civil Engineers annually issues a report card on the condition of our nation’s infrastructure. This year the nation’s engineers gave America a D+. … read more

The CCC: Conserving Land and Youth, Again

As remarkable a feat as was the full-scale mobilization for war less than nine years later, the CCC saved the lives of millions of young men and their families. It provides a lesson by which we could once again save the land, water, and people that we treat today as if we are rich enough to squander them en masse…. read more

New Deal Maps

Check out our latest map and guide to the work of the New Deal in Washington, D.C. It includes 500 New Deal sites in the District alone, highlighting 34 notable sites, and includes an inset map of the area around the National Mall which can be used for self-guided walking tours.

Take a look at our previous guides, equally comprehensive, covering key New Deal sites in San Francisco and New York City.