A Real Better Deal For Working People That Would Raise Your Wages
By Doug Cunningham
The Economic Policy Institute says real wages for most Americans have stagnated or dropped since 1979. Even college-educated workers are now feeling it.
EPI says Democrats are responding with their Better Deal for workers agenda. Better jobs, better wages and a better future for you and your family.
EPI’s Larry Mishel says American workers are suffering because economic policies have systematically destroyed our ability to earn enough wages.
[Larry Mishel]: “We have systematically undercut the ability of people to do for themselves. We have to re-establish a policy regime that is supportive of wages.”
EPI says the Democrat Better Deal does that and so does EPI’s real agenda for working people.
Economists at EPI says wage stagnation is not inevitable. And because it’s a choice, EPI says, it can be reversed by making different policy choices. Like raising the minimum wage to a living wage and strengthening labor unions and the rights of workers to bargain collectively for a better deal.