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Class Ceilings

Allison L. Hurst Working Class Perspectives
The insidious myth of meritocracy belies increasingly insane levels of inequality in the US that prevent even younger generations born into the middle class from achieving “the American Dream,” if by that we mean stable housing, secure employment, and the opportunity to do as well or better than one’s parents.

The Faces of a New Union Movement

Steven Greenhouse; Photography by Chris Buck The New Yorker
The American labor movement has been reinvigorated in recent years, with teacher-led Red for Ed strikes, the General Motors walkout, the Fight for $15’s push to raise the minimum wage. Sixty-seven per cent of young people 18 - 34 approve of unions.
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