According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), American workers’ paychecks are worth less than they were a year ago.
Despite President Donald Trump boasting about how better off Americans are now, the truth is that for the first time in many years average Americans are losing ground. Economic growth has not meant more prosperity for the middle and working classes. Rising prices have erased U.S. workers’ meager wage gains.
I am a lifelong Democrat with a passion for social justice and progressive issues. I have degrees in writing, economics and law from the University of Iowa.