While unemployment has been coming down, and we've seen more jobs added to the economy every month, the number of unemployed Americans is still too high. State of Working Americans is an ongoing analysis published since 1988 by the Economic Policy Institute, and includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, jobs, unemployment, wealth, and poverty that allow for a clear, unbiased understanding of the economy’s effect on the living standards of working Americans. If you are at all interested in understanding where we as a people stand then you should become familiar with the information contained on this site. They monitor and report on the economy as it affects all Americans on an ongoing basis.Visit this site often to understand where we are as a nation.
During the State of the Union address after Obama's reelection, our president set as part of his agenda the goal of raising the federal minimum wage, currently set at $7.25 per hour. But, is the minimum wage enough to live on? Could you survive, much less sustain your current standard of living, making the minimum wage? Isn't having a "living" wage more important than having a minimum wage? If you'd like to know what the living wage is for the area you can visit the Living Wage Calculator site set up and maintained by MIT.
This website was created to tell the stories of these Americans. Anyone whose life has been drastically altered by the economic events of the last ten years is invited to tell their story here. Anyone who knows someone who can’t, for any reason, tell their own story can tell their story for them. We believe that everyone deserves a place to tell their story. If you have a story to tell please read the Submission Requirements. After your story has been submitted it will be reviewed by our staff. We may want to contact you prior to publishing your story so please make certain your contact information is correct and current. You should also read our Terms and Conditions page as well as our Privacy Statement. You also need to register as a member of the site in order to participate in our member forum. Unregistered visitors can read the forums but only registered members can post replies or create new topics.
This website has now redirected its efforts to supporting a ground roots movement to see to it that all workers in this country, at the very minimum, earn a living wage.
This website was also created to be a resource for the unemployed, under-employed, and homeless. Our Resources menu will provide links to other websites where Americans can find information and help as well as links to information resources so visitors to this site can find true unbiased information important to the average American. While we will do our best to put as many links as we can find, we would ask our visitors to let us know of websites we haven't yet listed. In order to submit a link you must first be a registered member of this site. If you don't want to register but still want to let us know about a resource use the Contact Us link and send it that way.
If you would like to learn more about how the growing wealth and income inequality is hurting this country check out the Equality Trust website at: http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/
If you are one of the many Americans who have been unemployed for more than 99 weeks and have lost any hope of receiving any further benefits, if you are underemployed, or if you are homeless you have found the website that wants to give voice to your story.
We stand in solidarity with all American workers seeking to preserve their right to collective bargaining, especially public sector workers like police, fire, librarians, and teachers who are members of unions.These people are NOT freeloaders as they have been labeled by certain republican spokespersons.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
John F. Kennedy
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of a civilization.
It is our first duty to society, and after we have done that, we may attend wholly to the salvation of our own souls.
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