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Richest One Percent
Win Rat-Race

Top 1% Wins ... Again

Who wins the rat race? Why, the richest one percent of all Americans, of course, represented here by Jane Simonsen. An event at the May Day rally sponsored by the Iowa City Federation of Labor and UE Local 896-COGS, the race was intended to remind viewers that the richest 1 percent of Americans have seen their income almost double in the past 20 years. Other runners — representing the bottom 60 percent whose income has stagnated or fallen — began stumbling, staggering and falling not far from the starting line. Makes you think that the race is rigged!

UE News - 06/98

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