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Right-to-Work laws contributing to vanishing middle class, wealth inequailty

Twenty-four states have enacted right-to-work laws.

Twenty-four states have enacted right-to-work laws.

“…worker friendly [non-right-to-work] states are significantly healthier, are more productive, have less poverty, and with citizens who enjoy longer life spans. In four of the seven measures (GDP per capita, poverty, insurance and life expectancy rates) so-called ‘right-to-work’ states come out significantly (and statistically) worse.” – Study

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO) Much has been made about the shrinking middle class in the United States where the wealthiest 160,000 families own as much as the poorest 145 million families.  Income inequality is the gap in how much individuals earn from the work they do and the investments they make. Wealth inequality measures the difference in how much money and other assets individuals have accumulated. One of the contributing causes of wealth inequality is the labor movement’s diminished economic and political clout, as seen in the movement by states to enact right-to-work laws.

Thanks to collective bargaining, union members have higher wages and better benefits.  In addition, union membership actually raises living and working standards for all working men and women, union and non-union. When union membership rates are high, so is the share of income that goes to the middle class. When those rates fall, income inequality grows and the middle class shrinks.

Jordanian aid convoy arrives in Gaza

File photo of Israeli soldiers inspecting the cargo of a humanitarian aid lorry last week at the Erez border crossing

File photo of Israeli soldiers inspecting the cargo of a humanitarian aid lorry last week at the Erez border crossing

The aid convoy included 12 trucks containing food and humanitarian and medical supplies.

Global News Centre

The first aid convoy dispatched by the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization containing humanitarian and medical supplies has arrived in Gaza.

Commander of the Jordanian field hospital, Colonel Barakat al-Aqeel said on Monday that the convoy was dispatched upon directives from King Abdullah II and was supervised by Crown Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II.

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