Initial jobless claims have declined slightly but still no where near the level where new jobs could be created. States and municipalities continue to pressure workers into pay cuts and bigger workloads as they eliminate jobs. The same tactics are being used on white collar workers and the unions continue to accept pay cuts. The most insidious practice is the two tier system that is relentlessly replacing middle class jobs with the working poor as union workers retire or take buyouts.
No job below the level of the predatory class at the top is exempt from this push down of wages. Service workers like health care are under increasing pressure to accept lower pay as millions leave middle class jobs forever.
The Flat Earthers who make billions and pay right-wing mouth pieces millions to tell us that American workers make too much money. A few years ago they told us that we could give up manufacturing because it would raise our standard of living. Now they are telling us we need to compete with a part of the world that lives on five Dollars a day. Guess what, they tell those people they need to compete with people who live on a Dollar a day.
The really terrifying aspect of this kind of race to the bottom is that at some point you reach the bottom. Then things get really bad. www.prairie2.com