Blue Collar Central is a clearinghouse of information regarding America’s often-overlooked Blue Collar/Working Class community, estimated to over half of the U.S. population.

We like to think of our country as beyond class, but the truth is, class still matters.  Sociologists have found that social class has a pervasive negative effect in such areas as health, access to the Internet, happiness, education, exposure to violent crime, home ownership, dullness or boredom in life, and opportunities to get ahead.

We hope this site will increase awareness of working class issues and promote discussion of class in the broader conversation.

The primary contributor, Raised Blue Collar, is a gardener’s son and grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in Los Angeles.