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Inequality: Rebuilding the Middle Class Requires Reviving Strong Unions

Check out this new report from Campaign for America’s Future, on reviving strong unions to reverse the growing inequality in our country.

Check out this new report from Campaign for America's Future. It's exactly on target when it comes to what needs to be done to reverse the growing inequality in our country.

Here's what Robert Borosage, president of the Institute for America's Future, says:

"America now suffers the most extreme inequality of the industrial world, as the broad middle class continues to sink. Why does the U.S. no longer enjoy widely shared prosperity? The most popular explanations focus on the changes wrought by globalization and technology, and the transition to a service economy. The most touted remedies are greater education and more worker training.

"But, if history is any guide, the most important policy is too often the least mentioned: workers regaining a voice at work, through organizing and broad-based collective bargaining. The power to bargain across entire sectors of the economy enables workers to demand a fair share of the profits and productivity they help to create. A voice at work limits executive excesses and curbs wage theft and other fair labor violations."