In the 1930s, concentrations of wealth and a diminishing middle class exacerbated the cruel impact of the Great Depression.
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.
Contrary to the ideal of a government of and by the people, new research shows Americans are almost always governed by the very privileged.
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?
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.’’
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 telling Speaker Ryan and Senate Leader McConnell to stop the war on the working class.
This interactive timeline includes all actions taken by the 115th Congress on Social Security, Medicare, ACA, and Medicaid.
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.
GOP talks of of targeting our earned benefits and health care in 2018.
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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