Growing divide

The Ceiling Can’t Hold Us — Low Wage Workers Organize

— Brian Miller
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At United for a Fair Economy, we believe that low-wage worker organizing is at the forefront of the fight for economic justice. As spelled out in our guiding principles, "Jobs with dignity and living wages, where workers have the democratic right to organize and share the wealth produced by their labor" is at the core of a fair economy.

Inequality and continued racial segregation create toxic soup

— Brian Miller
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The toxic mix of extreme inequality and continued racial segregation pushes people of color into communities of concentrated poverty. The "free-market" has completely failed these communities as they are by-passed by full-service banks, high-speed internet, grocery stores with healthy food, and jobs with benefits that pay a living wage. Bold action, led by a government accountable to working people, is required to break up such concentrated poverty.

Read State of the Dream 2014: Healthcare for Whom? to learn more.

Black Wealth / White Wealth

— Brian Miller
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Because wealth is easily transferred from one generation to the next – in the form of inheritances, gifts, money to start a business or buy a home, various legs up, etc. – the inequalities of the past (and the present) remain deeply embedded in our economy decades after the original injustice.

Read State of the Dream 2014: Healthcare for Whom? to learn more.

Why History Matters: Obama Talks about Inequality

— Brian Miller
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Ezra Klein of the Washington Post calls it "perhaps the single best economic speech of his presidency." The folks on Fox News were whining about "redistribution." Picking up a cab in Baltimore the next morning, the first thing the driver asked me was whether I saw the President's speech… He loved it. However one ranks it, Pres. Obama's speech on Wednesday nailed it, calling economic inequality the "defining challenge of our time."

Porqué es Importante la Historia: Obama habla sobre la Desigualdad

— Brian Miller
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Ezra Klein del Washington Post llama "tal vez el único mejor discurso económico de su presidencia."La gente en Fox News estaba quejándose de la "redistribución". Cuando cogía un taxi en Baltimore a la mañana siguiente, fue lo primero que el conductor me preguntó si vi el discurso del Presidente... Le encantó. Sin embargo uno alinea, el discurso del Presidente Obama el miércoles lo clavó, llamando a la desigualdad económica "el desafío definitorio de nuestro tiempo."

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