Labor Day: We Continue to Make America Work Every Day

Through sweat, sacrifice, fun times and hard times, along with innovation, workers built Arizona and the nation. And we continue to make it work every day. Our hard work and the pride we take in it shows. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the productivity of the U.S. economy grew 80 percent from 1979 to 2016. Unfortunately though, the hourly wage for the typical worker grew by only 10.1 percent. In the past several decades the gap between economic productivity and compensation for the typical worker has grown – much different than the 1950's - 1990's. Meanwhile, the top 1 percent has grabbed nearly 60 percent of all income gains in the last 30 years. I don't have an argument with p

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AEA-Retired

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