Posted by: Tony Carson | 3 September, 2007

The shrinking middle class and a need for unions

The promise of America is that if you work hard, you will be rewarded. You will be able to provide for your family, own a decent home, afford quality health care, and enjoy a secure retirement. It is that promise that built a thriving middle class. It is the American Dream, and it has inspired generations of women and men who helped make this country great.

Today we are living through a period of profound economic change. We have new ways of communicating, new methods of production, new means of generating wealth, new global competition. And while many of the ways we used to do business have changed, the American Dream has not.

This is a very good blog entitled Restoring the Promise of the American Dream by Andy Stern, President, Service Employees International Union who, in an age of a shrinking middle class, makes a reasonable appeal for a return to unions.

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