When the Republicans gained enough power (about 1980), they changed the economic policies in this country. Those new policies favored the rich and the corporations, and hurt workers. There has been a virtual war on workers, resulting in stagnant wages and more dangerous workplaces. The minimum wage is no longer a livable wage and labor unions no longer have the power to protect workers. This must change!
The following is what former Labor Secretary Robert Reich has to say about the current untenable situation: