University of Wisconsin–Madison

10 Ways to Rebuild the Middle Class for Hard Working Americans

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Public Safety
The U.S. economy is headed towards greater inequality as middle-class jobs are becoming increasingly scarce, while low wage jobs are growing. This report details ten proposals to strengthen the economy for the long term by creating “good” jobs and addressing the economic insecurity that has spread to millions of U.S. families. Recommendations include fixing the minimum wage, stopping wage theft, and strengthening laws that protect workers’ safety and health.

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