Special FREE Screening of the Documentary Film by Robert Reich “Inequality For All”
May 1st at 7:00 pm at
The Palace Theatre 2384 James Street
Free admission. Find out what you can do. RSVP through our Facebook event:
We Are NY and other sponsors will host a screening of “Inequality for all”.
We are looking for additional co-sponsors and donations to be able to do this event.
If you would like to co-sponsor the film please contact: Wendy Colucci, ALF Field Coordinator at 315-422-3363 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Current sponsors include:
We Are New York
Central NY ARA
SEIU Local 200United
Central NY Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
Greater Syracuse Labor Council, AFL-CIO
United Steel Workers
INEQUALITY FOR ALL
A documentary by Robert Reich on income inequality and our shrinking middle class and how this has affected America’s economy and democracy.
Economic imbalances are now at near historically unprecedented levels. In fact, the two years of widest economic inequality of the last century were
1928 and 2007 – the two years just before the greatest economic crashes of modern times.
What is the link between high inequality and economic crashes? What happened to the Middle Class? As Americans, we’ve been taught that there is a basic bargain at the heart of our society: work hard, play by the rules and you can make a better life for yourself. But over the last 35 years, this bargain has been broken. Middle class incomes have stagnated or dropped over the same period during which the American economy has more than doubled.
The facts are clear – it went to the top earners. In 1970 the top 1% of earners took home 9% of the nation’s income. Today they take in approximately 23%. The top 1% holds more than 35% of the nation’s overall wealth, while the bottom 50% controls a meager 2.5%. The last time wealth was this concentrated was in 1928, on the eve of the Great Depression.
Join us on May 1st!