OK, we had to do it. Some snippets from a focus on the daily grind by the Washington Post:
The Pew Research Center: “Americans believe that workers ... are worse off now than a generation ago—toiling longer and harder for less in wages and benefits, for employers who aren’t as loyal ... in jobs that aren’t as secure.”
The Economic Policy Institute’s “State of Working America 2006/2007”: Productivity may have boomed in recent years, but family incomes have stalled.
Peter D. Hart Research for the AFL-CIO repeats this pessimistic drumbeat: Fifty-five percent of Americans said their incomes were not keeping up with inflation; 38% predicted that the economy would worsen in the coming year.”