Facing the Reality: Workers Falling Behind

For the past forty years, it has been a known fact for millions of people in the United States that there is an increasing gap of economic inequality. This long-term issue happens to be top priority openly discussed by candidates in their presidential campaigns.

However, many politicians do not seem to grasp “what workers and their families need to get back on the bandwagon leads to propensity for all.”

Seeking out the Democratic presidential nomination for 2016, Senator Bernie Sanders is the candidate who had dedicated their attention to economic inequality from the beginning of his career in Congress 25 years ago.

The Economic Policy Institute has the interest of the American people in mind, “Hourly wages of the vast majority of American workers have either stagnated or declined since 1979, with the exception of a period of strong across-the-board wage growth in the late 1990s.”

“Labor market policies and business practices suppressed wage growth by robbing workers of key protection and diluting their bargaining power.”

Both the Economic Policy Institute and Bernie Sanders have acknowledge this growing concern within the American society, as the rest of the presidential candidates are only beginning to realize the importance as the campaign continues.

In the midst of a presidential election, the Economic Policy Institute provides options to make changes:

1)    “Return to full employment should be much more of a pressing policy priority than it currently and,

2)     Simply find ways to give American workers some genuine bargaining power even in those periods when full employment does not prevail.”

Source: PAI