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Brookings: Expanding Opportunity Through Infrastructure Jobs

In the face of dour news about stagnant wages, rising inequality, and a vanishing middle class, metropolitan areas are raising local minimum wages, experimenting with new apprenticeship programs, and considering a range of other development tools to tackle their workforce challenges. Collectively, these strategies represent crucial steps to boost incomes and improve economic mobility during the recovery. In the same way, infrastructure investment is supporting more and better jobs throughout the country, drawing from a variety of efforts across the public and private sector.

However, the


"An assault on our financial security. An assault on our democracy" Fair Share critizes riders to budget bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fair Share, a national grassroots advocacy group, today spoke out against riders to the congressional spending bill as “outrageous assaults on the financial security of American families and the integrity of our democracy.”

One rider would reverse crucial reforms in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, ultimately endangering taxpayers who would get stuck with the bailout if and when banks fail.

Fair Share Applauds Obama Action on Inversions; Calls on Congress to Finish the Job

Washington, D.C.  – Fair Share today applauded the Obama Administration’s plans to discourage corporations abroad to avoid U.S. taxes, but noted that only comprehensive reform in Congress will stop the damaging of America’s corporate tax base and the loss of billions of dollars that could help rebuild the middle class and put the nation’s economy back on track.

In recent weeks, Fair Share has collected more than 8,000 petition signatures calling on Congress to act and taking corporations such as Burger King to task for not meeting their very American obligation to pay their fair share of


Fair Share Welcomes Florida Consumer Action Network

Fair Share is proud to announce the addition of a new affiliate – Florida Consumer Action Network. Florida joins our growing network of state groups as we fight for an America where everyone gets their fair share, pays their fair share and does their fair share; and where everybody pays by the same rules.

Florida Consumer Action Network

Founded in December 1984 from a coalition of existing grassroots organizations, Florida Consumer Action Network (FCAN) continues to be the vehicle that allows ordinary citizens to win on critical issues. FCAN is affiliated with USAction, Consumer