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Why a Union-Friendly Economic Agenda Can Help Rebuild America's Middle Class

Beth English | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Beth English

Now, as during the New Deal, workers must undertake the task of organizing. But now, as then, government has an important role to play to grow the middle class as workers seek to maintain unions, negotiate contracts, and secure higher wages and improved workplace protections.

Did Scott Walker Write the Obit of the U.S. Middle Class?

Sandy Goodman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business
Sandy Goodman

Business influence and anti-union sentiment mean there's no way Taft-Hartley and other impediments to organizing will be lifted anytime soon. But even if these and other steps were taken to strengthen the middle class, some argue it still wouldn't help much.