Good Jobs Now! Rebuild the American Dream

It used to be that we all knew what a good American job was: a fair wage for a hard day's work, health care to take care of our families, and the chance to build a better life for ourselves and our kids. But now, while politicians bicker over how to fix the economy, millions of Americans outside have watched these good jobs slip further away from their grasp.  In fact, more Americans are falling out of the middle class than joining it. Its time to start demanding that our leaders in Washington take action. 

The American economy has doubled over the past 30 years, and American workers have been more productive than at any point in our history. Yet our hardworking men and women have not seen a dime of the additional wealth they produced. Instead, the richest Wall Street speculators and corporate CEOs have taken the gains from this productivity and used it to buy political influence and rewrite all the rules.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Millions of Americans across the country are uniting, demanding good jobs now! We don't expect our elected officials to do everything right, but we do expect them to do right by us. Good middle-class jobs are the backbone of this country and our leaders need to show the backbone to defend it. It’s time older workers stopped living with insecurity about their paychecks. It’s time younger Americans could look forward to their first job. It’s time America work for those who work for a living.

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    Washington's Middle Class

    The American Dream used to mean that if you put in a hard day's work, you could expect good wages, benefits, and a better life for your kids. But the kinds of jobs that can provide a solid middle-class life in return for hard work are in short supply—unemployment is up, hard-won benefits are being lost, and opportunity and hope are diminishing for ourselves and our children. The future of the middle class, which has been the backbone of Washington’s economy for more than half a century, is at risk.

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    Florida's Middle Class

    The American Dream used to mean that if you put in a hard day's work, you could expect good wages, benefits, and a better life for your kids. Today, the kinds of jobs that can provide a solid middle-class life in return for hard work are in short supply—unemployment is up, earnings are flat, and hard-won benefits are being lost. The future of Florida’s middle class, which has been the backbone of Florida’s economy for more than half a century, is at risk.

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    Pennsylvania's Middle Class

    The American Dream used to mean that if you put in a hard day's work, you could expect good wages, benefits, and a better life for your kids. But the kinds of jobs that can provide a solid middleclass life in return for hard work are in short supply—unemployment is up, earnings are stagnant or falling, and hard-won benefits are being lost. The future of Pennsylvania’s middle class, the backbone of Pennsylvania’s economy for more than half a century, is at risk.

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