“On Labor Day, let’s remember: Labor unions helped build America’s middle class. They fought for better wages and reasonable hours. They fought for safer factories. They fought for pensions and retirement security. They fought for health care coverage. And every one of those benefits spread to other workers – union and non-union – which made the whole middle class stronger and more secure.
“Last week, the Economic Policy Institute put out a new study about the drop in union membership. It shows that as giant corporations and their powerful friends in Washington have attacked labor unions, wages for all workers – union and non-union – became stuck and inequality keeps climbing. Labor unions had helped build America’s middle class, and we need labor unions to help rebuild America’s middle class.”