Labor’s Historic Opportunity

Highly publicized internal debates in the AFL-CIO are in truth the labor movement's opportunity to build strength and unity to defeat the Bush agenda.

Labor united against the Bush agenda

Unity and maximizing the strength of labor must be front and center. Debate that leads to splits or structural divisions in the labor movement will only get us killed.

Real Earnings Plunge as Prices Rise

The October jump in the producer price index and the consumer price index signals a new phase in the four-year trends in inflation and real wages. These trends now confirm a downward trend in the living standards for U.S. workers. From October 2003 to October 2004, real average weekly earnings fell by half a percentage point.

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