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Why Are Costs Going Up?

Sue Milne
03 May, 2022
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Workers are frustrated and worried.

A big part of our concern now is that rising costs are eating into our paychecks. In 2021 alone, prices went up by 7.1%.

Let’s be clear: Increasing wages for workers isn’t causing inflation. Wages have been stuck for decades.

Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, we need to hear from our members and do some deep listening to understand the issues that matter most to the working people we represent.

That’s why the AFL-CIO has created a flyer that lays out the real reasons for the skyrocketing cost of living—and what union members can do to create a better economy. (Click here for the Spanish language version of the flyer.)

We’re ready to set the record straight and start promoting solutions that will effectively address rising prices.

Good jobs and good wages are not the cause of increasing costs. They are the solution.

Post this flyer on rising costs at your worksites.