Let Us Fight Together for Economic, Social, Racial and Environmental Justice, Not Unbridled Greed
Over the last year, for example, real inflation accounted for wages for the average American worker is up by all of 1.2 percent – just $9.11 a week. In fact, real wages for that same worker are lower today than they were in 1973. Let me repeat. The average American worker, after adjusting for inflation, is earning less today than he or she did 46 years ago – despite huge increases in productivity. Sadly, millions of American workers today are forced to work 2 or 3 jobs just to pay the bills and to keep their heads above water economically.
In America today, we have more wealth and income inequality than almost any major country on earth and it is more unfair now than at any other time since the gilded age of the 1920s.