“Right-to-Work” States Still Have Lower Wages

Introduction and executive summary

Under federal law, no one can be forced to join a union as a condition of employment, and the Supreme Court has made clear that workers cannot be forced to pay dues used for political purposes. So-called right-to-work (RTW) legislation goes one step further and entitles employees to the benefits of a...

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85 billionaires have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population

The rich keep getting richer, and by next year, just a handful of the upper-class will have accumulated more than half of the world's wealth. Oxfam  was able to determine that the richest 1 percent of the world's population currently controls 48 percent of the world's total wealth. 

If trends continue, Oxfam predicts that the most-affluent will possess more wealth than the remaining 99 percent by 2016, The New York Times reported.

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BLS Latest Job Numbers

  • 12.3 million - unemployed,
  • 14.4%(U6) - out of work,
  • 4.7 million (40%) 6 months or longer,
  • 8.0 million "involuntary" partime workers,
  • Over 4 million for a year, (WSJ)
  • 2.0  million over 99 weeks, the 99ers!
  • 4.7 jobless for every job. EPI

~ U.S. January 2013 -Bureau Labor Statistics

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