At the same time, corporate profits are hitting an all-time high. Sales are peaking even as fewer Americans are working now than in the last 30 years. We have globalization to thank for those numbers. Companies are profiting by sending more jobs overseas and leaving working men and women with few options to support their families.

More and more states are increasingly falling under the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC, which acts as a go-between for corporations and state lawmakers, is doing everything in its power to strip workers of their rights while lessening rules for big business. It’s pushed for the implementation of laws both here in Michigan and elsewhere that limit workers’ ability to organize.
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