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Stop the War on the Working Class2018-10-09T13:59:09+00:00

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What’s Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans?

The recent announcement by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, that his company would give substantial raises to its lowest-paid employees should not blind us to the fact that most American workers are not receiving big wage increases.

The Guardian: Why are so Few US Politicians from the Working Class?

Contrary to the ideal of a government of and by the people, new research shows Americans are almost always governed by the very privileged.

Donald Trump’s War on Workers

If you can find anyone not directly employed by President Trump who thinks that is remotely true, I’d be shocked. It’s certainly the case that unemployment is extremely low. But what is the state of the American worker, and what is the Trump administration doing for them? Or rather, what is the administration doing to them?

Trump’s Promises to ‘Forgotten Man’ Undercut by Wage Stagnation

WASHINGTON — President Trump heads into a midterm referendum on his presidency showing no real progress on a core promise: to raise the wages of America’s ‘‘forgotten man and woman.’’

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Join Today and Receive Your 2018 Voting Guide!Join Today and Receive Your 2018 Voting Guide!

The National Committee’s 2018 Legislative Scorecard is now available to members only! Join today to receive this powerful resource that will give you the most current, accurate information about how your members of Congress voted on key bills that could impact Social Security and Medicare.

Pledge to VotePledge to Vote

If you care about having a majority in Congress that will preserve and expand Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, sign our Pledge to Vote to show your commitment to a better future for working and middle class families.

What is the Working ClassWhat is the Working Class

Forty, fifty or even sixty years ago, mention the phrase “working class” and most folks  understood that to mean “blue collar” laborers such as a machinist, waitress, plumber, cop,  production line worker, or housekeeper.

Sign the Petition to Stop the War on the Working ClassSign the Petition

Sign the petition telling Speaker Ryan and Senate Leader McConnell to stop the war on the working class.

Congressional ActionsCongressional Actions

This interactive timeline includes all actions taken by the 115th Congress on Social Security, Medicare, ACA, and Medicaid.

A Message From Our PresidentA Message From Our President

The Fight to Save Retirement Security for the Working Class

The movement in Washington to gut our most crucial social insurance programs – not only Social Security and Medicare, but Medicaid, too – amounts to nothing less than a war on the working class: people at all levels of income and employment who are counting on retirement income and health security. We in the advocacy community, empowered by workers and beneficiaries across the country, are geared up for battle.

GOP Targeting Earned Benefits

GOP talks of of targeting our earned benefits and health care in 2018.

Tracking Trump and His AdministrationTracking Trump and His Administration

From the pages of his own book to the public statements made by President Trump and members of his campaign or administration, theirs is ample evidence that this administration poses a great threat to the future of the earned benefits and other tax payer funded programs that keep workers, seniors, the disabled and their families financially stable.

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