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Share of Households Earning Middle-Class Income
Income inequality became a hot topic of economic conversation in 2014, and publications like The Atlantic have taken notice. In 17 Things We Learned About the Economy in 2014, the authors explore the growth of low-income jobs, stagnant wages for families and shrinking wages for younger workers, the racial and gender wage gap, taxes and the dwindling middle class.Read more >>>
Transport Workers (TWU) Local 527 provides support services for U.S. troops as they train and learn signal command at the Fort Gordon military base in Augusta, Ga. TWU members do everything from issuing and repairing equipment and vehicles to making sure the well water is safe to drink and the facilities are heating and cooling properly. Read the full article>>>
It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>
When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. Read more >>>
These candidates and/or ballot measures which appear on the June, 2014 primary election ballot have been endorsed by the Tri-Counties Cental Labor Council. Read more >>>
Here are TCCLC's endorsements for the November 6th election. Help vote for the candidates and measures that will protect California's working families! Read more >>>
Online Voter Registration Goes Live in California
Californians can now register to vote online. If you aren't yet registered, go to https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/ to get started.
L.A. Times calls Proposition 32 "A fraud to end all frauds"
LA Times columnist Michael Hiltzik didn't mince words when he described Prop. 32 in last Sunday's paper. He called it out for what it is: "a lie" and "a fraud to end all frauds."
"In this state, we've come to expect ballot initiatives sponsored by business interests to be, essentially, frauds. But it's hard to conceive how one could be more fraudulent than Proposition 32. If there was any doubt left that the initiative process has been totally corrupted by big business and the wealthy, this should put it to rest for all time."
VOTE: TUESDAY JUNE 5, 2012!
State Senate: District 19: Jason Hodge
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