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The Union Message. Working Families Under Assault for 30 Years. For the last 30 years, Big Business has worked this agenda with every resource it has: Deregulation: trucking, airlines, telecom, financial services, health care, the environment, labor protections

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working families under assault for 30 years
Working Families Under Assault for 30 Years

For the last 30 years, Big Business has worked this agenda with every resource it has:

Deregulation: trucking, airlines, telecom, financial services, health care, the environment, labor protections

Global race to the bottom through NAFTA, GATT, Fast Track, FTAA . . .

Privatize social benefits and social services

Abolish negotiated benefits like pensions and health care that are critical to the standard of living of working people

Cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy

Break the power of unions

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the corporate assault on workers
The Corporate Assault On Workers

Goal:

Maximize corporate

profits and CEO pay

Strategy:

Destroy unions

Reduce workers’ wages and benefits

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as unions decline benefits decline

Nonunion

Union

92%

15 days

73%

11.75 days

68%

16%

Health Insurance

Vacations

Guaranteed Pension

Source: U.S. Department of Labor; BLS; EPI; Employee Benefit Research Institute.

As Unions Decline, Benefits Decline
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28%

53%

12%

46%

thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/03/03/147994/unions-income-inequality

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Revenues, by Source, 1970 to 2020

(Percentage of gross domestic product)

WHO PAYS FOR OUR GOVERNMENT?The elite rich 1% pays less, the 99% pay more.Federal Revenue Sources from 1950 to 2008.

10%

40%

30%

10%

Income over

$1 million taxed

at over 90%

Income over

$1 million taxed

at less than 35 %

Source: Congressional Budget Office.

the social security tax cap burdens workers
7.65% $50,000

0.82% $1,000,000

0.16% $5,000,000

The Social Security Tax Cap Burdens Workers

Effective FICA

Tax Rate

Yearly Wages

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Year Before

the Stock

Market Crash

Year Before

the Stock

Market Crash

Growth of the

Middle Class

FDR’s Top Tax Rate Over 90%

Unions are Growing

New Deal & G.I. Bill Promotes

Education & Housing

Reagan Cuts Top Tax Rate

to 28%

Fires Striking Workers

Permits Media Monopolies

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FAT CATS CREATED THE CRISIS

LOOTED THE ECONOMY

NOW WE HAVE TO SAVE IT?

clinton had a surplus so who caused the record deficits who benefits from wars tax cuts the crash
Clinton had a surplus So who caused the record deficits?Who benefits from Wars, Tax cuts & the Crash?

Bush’s

Wars

Bush’s

Tax

Cuts

Wall St.

Crash

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TAX CUTS AND DEREGULATION

THE ANSWER TO EVERY PROBLEM

in nyc the rich get nearly 1 2 of all the income but only pay 1 3 of the taxes
In NYC the rich get nearly 1/2 of all the income but only pay 1/3 of the taxes.

-11.1%

+1.6%

+ 5.1%

+ 2.8%

+ 1.2%

+ 0.1%

+0.2%

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"We can have concentrated wealth

in the hands of a few

or we can have democracy.

But we cannot have both."

— Justice Louis D. Brandeis

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CORPORATIONS HAVE CORRUPTED

OUR DEMOCRACY AND STOLE OUR GOVERNMENT

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CORPORATE MEDIA THE ECHO CHAMBER

PUSHING DEREGULATION, TAX CUTS AND

MAKING THE TOP 1% RICHER

and they are out to destroy unions
And they are out to destroy unions

National Union Density, 1984= 19% of workforce

0% to 9%

10% to 20%

21% to 30%

31% +

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

AFL-CIO

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and it s working
…and it’s working

National Union Density, 2004 = 13% of workforce

It’s already down to 12.1% in 2007

0% to 9%

10% to 20%

21% to 30%

31% +

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

AFL-CIO

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US SUPREME COURT SAYS

CORPORATE MONEY IS SPEECH

MORE MONEY… MORE SPEECH

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REPEATING A LIE

NEVER MAKES IT THE TRUTH

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UNDO THE CORPORATE COUP OF THE 1%

Government By And For The People…

Living Breathing Human Beings - the 99%

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