Vice President Joe Biden tweeted this message yesterday, driving home the connection between the lack of bargaining rights for U.S. workers and our declining middle class income. Biden wrote, "Collective bargaining is the bedrock of our economy. This chart says it better than I ever could."
— Office of VP Biden (@VP) February 5, 2014
Misguided trade deals have also historically pushed down our wages. The administration should rethink their stance, as they negotiate a new trade agreement with 12 Pacific Rim nations. As CWA President Larry Cohen has said, we need a "reset" on trade policy and "fast track" for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.