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dc.contributor.authorAFL-CIO Department of Economic Research
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-05T20:19:04Z
dc.date.available2020-12-05T20:19:04Z
dc.date.issued1996-02-19
dc.identifier.other464522
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/88047
dc.descriptionThis paper is part of the AFL-CIO Reviews the Issues series, which is produced by the Economic Research Department of the AFL-CIO. Issues dated October 1995 (No. 84) and later are available online at this site with permission of the publisher. For paper copies please write to AFL-CIO Publication and Materials Office, 8125 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] America needs a raise, in the worst kind of way. While productivity, profits, executive pay and the stock market keep going up, working family incomes keep going down, widening the gap between the rich and the rest of us and creating a dangerous atmosphere of social and economic conflict. Workers are having to labor harder and longer just to keep even, and more and more family members are having to work in order to maintain living standards. Working families have little money to spend, they are loaded with debt and they have no time to spend with their children. Threatened by restructuring, downsizing, pension raids, privatization schemes and runaway plants, their anger is exceeded only by anxiety over keeping their jobs. They are disgusted with business and government and their disillusionment is straining the fabric of our society.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsRequired Publisher Statement: Copyright by the AFL-CIO. Document posted with special permission by the copyright holder.
dc.subjectKey workplace documents
dc.subjectILR
dc.subjectCatherwood
dc.subjecteconomic
dc.subjectAFL-CIO
dc.subjectExecutive Council
dc.subjectproductivity
dc.subjectprofits
dc.subjectexecutive
dc.subjectpay
dc.subjectgrassroots
dc.subjectminimum
dc.subjectincome
dc.subjectwealth
dc.subjectworkers
dc.subjectwage
dc.subjectunion
dc.subjecttrade
dc.titleAmerica Needs a Raise
dc.typearticle
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local.authorAffiliationAFL-CIO Department of Economic Research: AFL-CIO Department of Economic Research True


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