Couldn't find a more recent graph but enough said.
For the past twenty years manufacturing companies have been moving their manufacturing plants out of the U.S. in droves, and during the past four years America has lost over 3 million manufacturing jobs. Most of these manufacturing jobs paid good hourly wages and had good benefits like health care, sick leave, and retirement plans. It has been these type of high wage manufacturing jobs that have helped keep a middle class in America. The Bush administration has tried to cover up these middle class job losses by getting fast-food workers reclassified as manufacturing workers.
Many of these workers have been forced to accept lower paying jobs in the service sector that offer few or no benefits. The largest employers in the U.S. are Wal-Mart and McDonalds and both of these companies are notorious for paying low wages with few ben
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