Monday, September 2, 2013

Sad state of the labor movement in the United States

Seems the labor movement has been getting crushed in this country.  Outsourcing continues to increase while declining wages and benefits for those still fortunate enough to have employment, are on the decline.  Although the Red Wing boot pictured above, size 638 1/2, was made in the USA, some their shoes and boots are now being manufactured in China.

An article in MPR news, Report finds steep drop in MN median income, notes how when adjusted for inflation the state's median income fell by 18 percent between 2000 and 2010.

You can read more about the widening gap between the poor and wealthy in Minnesota and across the this nation from the Crime and Justice website article, Widening economic inequality in Minnesota: Causes, effects and a proposal for estimating its impact in policy making.

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