American wages

  • 03.10.17

    The Truth About American Wages

    In this article, Senator Nina Turner talks about the need to help the working men and women in the United States. Turner states that "The working men and women of this country are working more jobs and more hours, and they're still barely hanging on. Beneath those fingertips, they can feel that middle-class dream -...

    In this article, Senator Nina Turner talks about the need to help the working men and women in the United States. Turner states that "The working men and women of this country are working more jobs and more hours, and they’re still barely hanging on. Beneath those fingertips, they can feel that middle-class dream – the American dream – slipping right away from them."

    This is undeniably true for the Nissan workers in Canton Mississippi where, "today, 600,000 American manufacturing workers make less than $9.60 per hour – barely more than they could earn at a fast food joint. And their real wages dropped nearly 4.5 percent from 2003 to 2013. They are barely hanging on." They have also suffered through their pensions being taken away from them, while  their companies are receiving millions in federal contracts and loans. "That means our government is helping keep American factory workers in poverty jobs while corporate executives get to pocket billions in profits."

    Senator Turner calls for politicians both locally and nationally, including President Trump, to address this issue and follow through with the rhetoric and campaign promises that permeated the 2016 presidential campaign.