NETWORK applauds President Obama’s powerful speech earlier today about our country’s rising income gap and shrinking economic mobility. He stated that inequality and lack of opportunity are “dangerous” for our nation, and that addressing these issues is "the defining challenge of our time." We agree. Read more
The percent of American workers belonging to a
union has been in decline since the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947.
The fall in union membership has contributed to increasing wage inequality and a
decline in civic engagement.