middle class

  • You’ve Got the Power

    By Spike Dolomite Ward

    Do you care about the survival of the middle class?  Are you concerned about income inequality?  Are you worried about your job, or the jobs of your family members, friends and neighbors?

  • Republican Party Platform Focuses on Porn and Toilets While Ignoring American Workers

    By Ross Lenihan

    The GOP is moving closer to adopting a reactionary party platform aimed at rolling back social movements while ignoring policies to help American workers. Rather than supporting unions – the single most impactful policy tool to strengthen the middle class – Republicans are focused on traditional marriage, declaring porn a “public health crisis” and banning transgendered Americans from certain bathrooms.

  • 5 Corporate Myths that Hurt the Middle Class

    By Ross Lenihan

    Sometimes it’s hard to tell fact from fiction when it comes to the economy. Here we debunk 5 popular corporate/business myths that pop up again and again despite evidence that they hurt the American middle class more than they help.

  • 3 Reasons Why the Fight for 15 is Succeeding

    By Ross Lenihan

    Just weeks after California and New York voted to increase their minimum wages to $15/hour the Fight for 15 movement was already back on the streets demanding that all Americans have access to $15/hour by 2022. All told, workers in over 300 cities were expected to protest in favor of a national pay raise and the right to unionize on Thursday. Why has the movement been so successful?

  • Consumers Should Choose Companies that Pay Workers Well

    Labor 411 Founder and Publisher Cherri Senders writes for theLA Daily News on the company's latest campaign: BuyBlue. It is a week of concentrated ethical consumer spending for the betterment of middle-class America. Read more below...

    By Cherri Senders

    If you are like most Americans, you are worried about the historically high levels of economic inequality in this country. A recent New York Times poll found that two-thirds of respondents believe that the gap between rich and poor needs to be addressed now, and that income and wealth should be distributed more evenly. In a separate survey, nearly half of those polled by market firm GfK expect companies to provide good, living-wage jobs.