What wages really look like in American manufacturing

By the Washington Post

Mar 09, 2016

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Earlier this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) claimed free trade deals, like the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, have cost the U.S. manufacturing industry millions of jobs and hurt manufacturing wages by a staggering margin.

But adjusted for inflation, wages from 20 years ago are still up 6 percent, from $19.20 in 1996 to $20.14 this year.

Read the full story at washingtonpost.com.

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