Published on September 2nd, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter1
Labor Day: Six Ways We Can Improve Working Conditions
Economist and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich shares an insightful Labor Day message concerning how we can improve the plight of struggling workers in the United States. He explains six steps that are desperately needed to help improve working conditions and wages for everyone, including implementing universal affordable child care and access to health insurance, as well as sensible tax reforms that benefit low wage workers, not simply multi-national corporations.
Trickle Down Economics Has Failed
In the video message Reich explains that the minimum wage has not kept up with inflation, and has actually fallen over the years; he also announces the launch of a petition campaign demanding that McDonald’s’ and Walmart’s CEOs stop exploiting their employees and pay their laborers a living wage of at least $15 an hour.
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