How the War on Workers Is Changing

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Ever since Ronald Reagan fired 11,000 striking air traffic controllers back on August 5, 1981, and appointed labor-hostile Raymond Donovan as the first anti-labor Secretary of Labor in our nation’s history, there’s been a War on Workers in America.

While worker productivity has skyrocketed since Reagan stepped foot inside the White House, wages have remained stagnant.

And the remnants of Reagan’s War on Workers have been so successful – even during Democratic administrations – that it’s not just keeping wages flat, it’s even starting to erode them.

Since 2000, average worker take-home pay has been on a steady freefall, while pay for executives and CEO’s has soared off the charts.

Thus, on the federal level, the War on Workers has been a huge success.

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