“It was the passage of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in 1935 that expanded the middle class the most by providing a set of rules that eased the ability of workers to join unions and work collectively to improve their lot…given the spread of trade unionism, many non-union employers offered wages and benefits that were close to comparable with organized workplaces.”
Rebuilding America's middle class - Boston Globe
Below is a very interesting series from the nation discussing the importance of unions and how we can ensure their survival.
How Can Labor Be Saved? - The Nation (The Nation Labor Forum)
“Obama's primary objective is to be remembered for leaving a growing and more equitable American economy.” We’ve said it before, and we will say it again; strengthening unions is the best way to rebuild the middle class and spur economic growth.
Obama's Second-Term Agenda and the Global Economy - Huffington Post