2015 Legislative Wrap Up: Working People Standing Together
Today in California we face the greatest level of income inequality on record and the disappearance of the middle class. Over the past few decades, the bargaining power of workers has steadily declined. The result has been the loss of economic stability and opportunity for millions of California families.
When unions were strongest, working people generally earned decent wages and fair benefits. Consumer spending increased, people bought homes and cars with their middle-class wages, and
the economy hummed.