As 2018 begins, battles are being waged over a number of issues that affect workers — with outcomes that could help determine which party controls Congress as voters head to the polls later this year.

President Trump campaigned on a promise to lift up working-class Americans. But so far, businesses have been reaping most of the rewards, ending 2017 with a big win in the form of a major corporate tax cut and a number of rolled-back regulations.

And as workers contemplate changes in their wages and workplace protections, or a lack thereof, many of them will be asking themselves: Has my quality of life improved since President Trump and the Republicans took over?
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