Working America Takes Us to Main Street
The just-launched blog by the AFL-CIO’s community affiliate for workers who don’t have a union, features news and information about the issues that Working America’s 2.5 million members say they are most concerned about—the economy, health care, jobs, education, retirement security, the mortgage and housing crisis and other issues.
Says Working America’s Laura Clawson:
We’ll put the challenges working families face into the context of the broader economy. The Main Street blog is where working people come to learn and talk about “the economy,” which isn’t distant or abstract, but something we all deal with every single day, at work or in the search for work, in the aisles of the grocery store and at the kitchen table.
It will feature news you might have missed, opinions on the news everyone’s talking about and personal stories about getting by in this economy. And we don’t want to be talking at you. We hope you’ll talk back in the comments section—tell us what we’re missing, or what we say that strikes a chord with you.
The kind of information you’ll find on the Main Street Blog enables you to take action—writing lawmakers, talking with your neighbors and organizing your community. Says Clawson:
Working America’s Main Street blog features news, opinion and life experience you can connect with. It’s about the economy beyond the numbers—not just how many people are unemployed this month, but why it’s happening and what to do about it.
Click here and take a look around Main Street.