America Needs a Raiseby John J. Sweeney
The new president of the AFL-CIO offers his manifesto: a blunt yet compassionate account of the dilemmas facing American workers of all kinds--high tech and low, immigrant and native born, blue collar and white. As he presents a visionary plan to reverse the growing insecurity and inequality of American life, Sweeney targets the growing disparity between rich and poor, the racial polarization and ethnic animosity, and indicts corporate America for its "lean and mean" abdication of social responsibility.
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Mr. Sweeney does an excellant job of articulating the vision which this country must follow. Reading this book in the W. Bush era seems all too tragic - while we pass tax cuts for the rich, deregulation and privatization schemes, the ideas articulated in this book - health care, education, jobs, etc. - are readily ignored by the new Administration. Long live the New Deal. Long live justice. Long live the labor movement.