Wednesday, February 19, 2014
In 1974 the steady rise of American workers wages that had been underway since the end of WWII. Twenty five years of prosperity suddenly came to a screeching hault. No one realized it then, but that was just the beginning of a 40 year slump that sadly is still underway. Globalization, the decline of unions, consolidation leading to an age of monopolies we have not seen since 1929 have contributed to this Middle Class decline. At the same time the fortunes of the 15 have taken a sharply different upward turn. Are the forces of Globalization inevitably going to raise the incomes of the few and depress the incomes of the many?
We need a new vibrant Union Movement, before it's too late.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
The Minimum Wage would be $21.72 if it had kept up with productivity.
If it kept up with the rise of the 1%'s income rise, it would be $25.18!
If it had only kept up with inflation, the wage should be at $10.52 today.
In the years between WWII and 1968, productivity and wages grew together
at a steady pace. Since its peak in 1968 the minimum wage has fallen behind.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
IN WASHINGTON DC WAL MART REFUSED TO BUILD STORES IF IT HAD TO PAY THEIR
EMPLOYEES THE LIVING WAGE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HAD PASSED INTO LAW.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
TO KEEP IT FROM FUNCTIONING. THEY WANT CHEAP LABOR, NOT FAIR LABOR!