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July 23, 1913: Northern Michigan copper miners strike for union recognition, higher wages and 8-hour day. By the time they threw in the towel the following April, 1,100 had been arrested on various charges and Western Federation of Miners President Charles Moyer had been shot, beaten and forced out of town.
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Is Middle-Class Stagnation Really a Myth?
Posted On: Feb 18, 2013

Feb. 18, 2013 | American politicians fall over themselves praising the middle class, but if you look at one rather telling piece of data, they don't seem to have done much to help those in America's vast middle: Over the past three decades, the wages of median workers have remained essentially the same, adjusted for inflation, while the wages and the wealth of the top one percent have skyrocketed. But some argue that this oft-cited factoid doesn't tell the whole story. Learn more here.


 
 
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