Sunday, March 13, 2016

Michigan Blue Collar Wages

Jared Bernstein points out, Real earnings, real anger "I realized this AM that it would be interesting to look at the trend in real manufacturing wages for blue collar workers in Michigan. While the national real wage has been flat, that of MI has fallen steeply. Nothing you wouldn’t know if you follow this sort of thing, but if you’re trying to figure out why a bunch of voters are pissed off right now, here’s a picture."


Scott Walker was first elected governor in 2011 and last year signed a right to work law (after saying for years that he wasn't interested because unions were cooperating with him).

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