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“As union membership rates declined in recent decades, wages for most workers stagnated and income inequality grew to levels not seen since 1929. These developments are linked, and, in EPI’s view, will not be reversed without significant reform of U.S. labor laws to restore the rights of workers to form and join unions. Especially during this time of crisis, organized labor must resume its role as a balancing force in our economy. (…)”

http://www.epi.org/issues/category/labor_policy

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“Why is this recession so deep, and what can be done to reverse it?

Hint: Go back about 50 years, when America’s middle class was expanding and the economy was soaring. Paychecks were big enough to allow us to buy all the goods and services we produced. It was a virtuous circle. Good pay meant more purchases, and more purchases meant more jobs. (…)”

See Robert Reich’s Blog for entire post.

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