Two years ago Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal urged the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” Jindal went on to become the primary leader of “the stupid party.” Now, he’s running to be leader of the free world.
Labor Day was last weekend. For the occasion we interviewed our own Robert Borosage on The Zero Hour radio program regarding his piece entitled "Inequality: A Broad Middle Class Requires Empowering Workers."
With less than 7 percent of the private workforce represented by a union, the share of national income going to workers is near record lows. Democrats must once more make empowering workers central to their program.
The rules set down in our democracy can’t be enforced unless We the People can organize to be powerful enough to overcome the great wealth and power of a few ultra-billionaires and their corporations.
A new CAF report makes a compelling case: Rebuilding America's broad middle class requires reviving a strong union movement. Labor helped build the middle class; and as labor lost ground, so did the middle class.