Monthly Archives: July 2011

Under Attack: Washington’s Middle Class and the Jobs Crisis

A Fair Deal at Work An Inclusive Economy Retirement Security Social Security

Report | Marilyn Watkins | July 21, 2011

The American Dream used to mean that if you put in a hard day’s work, you could expect good wages, benefits, and a better life for your kids. But the kinds of jobs that can provide a solid middle-class life in return for hard work are in short supply—unemployment is up, hard-won benefits are being lost, and o

Rebuilding the Foundation

A Fair Deal at Work Retirement Security Accounts Social Security

Issue Brief | John Burbank, John Burbank | July 18, 2011

A secure and dignified retirement is one of the hallmarks of America’s middle class. But its foundation – a combination of Social Security, pensions, and savings – is no longer secure. While Social Security is on solid financial footing for decades to come, private pensions have largely disappeared from the e

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