Bottom Line: Without STRONG Unions, the middle class just can’t make a comeback.

Friday, February 15, 2013

“It was the passage of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in 1935 that expanded the middle class the most by providing a set of rules that eased the ability of workers to join unions and work collectively to improve their lot…given the spread of trade unionism, many non-union employers offered wages and benefits that were close to comparable with organized workplaces.”

Rebuilding America's middle class - Boston Globe

Below is a very interesting series from the nation discussing the importance of unions and how we can ensure their survival. 

How Can Labor Be Saved? - The Nation (The Nation Labor Forum)

“Obama's primary objective is to be remembered for leaving a growing and more equitable American economy.” We’ve said it before, and we will say it again; strengthening unions is the best way to rebuild the middle class and spur economic growth. 

Obama's Second-Term Agenda and the Global Economy - Huffington Post

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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.