Good Jobs Now! Rebuild the American Dream
It used to be that we all knew what a good American job was: a fair wage for a hard day's work, health care to take care of our families, and the chance to build a better life for ourselves and our kids. But now, while politicians bicker over how to fix the economy, millions of Americans outside have watched these good jobs slip further away from their grasp. In fact, more Americans are falling out of the middle class than joining it. Its time to start demanding that our leaders in Washington take action.
The American economy has doubled over the past 30 years, and American workers have been more productive than at any point in our history. Yet our hardworking men and women have not seen a dime of the additional wealth they produced. Instead, the richest Wall Street speculators and corporate CEOs have taken the gains from this productivity and used it to buy political influence and rewrite all the rules.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Millions of Americans across the country are uniting, demanding good jobs now! We don't expect our elected officials to do everything right, but we do expect them to do right by us. Good middle-class jobs are the backbone of this country and our leaders need to show the backbone to defend it. It’s time older workers stopped living with insecurity about their paychecks. It’s time younger Americans could look forward to their first job. It’s time America work for those who work for a living.
The great American middle class wasn’t something that just happened – it was built brick by brick. It was built by soldiers returning from war and a government that repaid them by giving them a shot at college.