In the last two decades, the income and security of the individual middle class worker has declined and the gap between the rich and the poor has widened. We will examine those policies that strengthened the middle class after World War II, which included strengthening the bargaining power of labor. We will proffer suggestions for reviving the middle class now with particular focus on empowering labor. We will offer suggestions for the role of the practitioner in this endeavor.
Littrell, J., Brooks, F., Ivery, J., & Ohmer, M. (2009). Inequality and its discontents. Journal of Community Practice, 17(1), 1-20. doi:10.1080/10705420902856142
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