Say It Ain’t So, Joe: Joe Biden Talks to Labor about Jobs

Vice President Joe Biden defended the administration in a speech to America’s labor leaders, gathered at the AFL-CIO Executive Council meetings in Orlando, Florida this week. Mentioning individual union presidents […]
Robert Borosage

Social Security Works for People of Color * The Social Security program itself is race blind; the benefits it pays are a function of a worker’s earnings history and family situation. * Studies show African Americans […]
Alex Lawson

Rush Limbaugh, Listen to Your Brain

Deep down in our lobes, says new research from an international scientific team, sits a basic tilt toward fairness. Are we humans hard-wired to hoard or to “share the wealth”? […]

Green Jobs Are NOT A Myth!

Last week the Washington Post ran an op-ed with the curious headline, “The Green Jobs Myth.” Oil and coal lobbyists everywhere, well-aware that most people only read headlines and a […]

Q&A with Manufacturing Business Expert Richard McCormack

Leo W. Gerard: Richard, when you appeared recently at Youngstown State University as a guest of the Center for Working-Class Lecture Series, you talked about how essential manufacturing is to […]
Leo Gerard

Social Security Works for Women

# With longer life expectancies than men, elderly women tend to live more years in retirement and have a greater chance of exhausting other sources of income. They benefit from […]
Alex Lawson

Financial Reform: Reconciliation or Ritual?

The pheremonic scent of compromise is inducing euphoria in the nation’s capitol once again. Not that there’s anything wrong with compromise, if it results in policies that work. But we’ve […]
Richard Eskow

Whirlpool Workers File Legal Action

Yesterday: Whirlpool Threatens Workers Who Protest Plant Closing, I thought that was the end of it, but whoa, what’s this? Whirlpool Threatens Workers: Protesting Plant Closure Risks ‘Future Jobs’ A […]

NYTimes Owes Us An ACORN Smear Retraction

A month ago while covering the arrest of James O’Keefe after his attempt to tamper with the phones at Senator Mary Landrieu’s office the New York Times repeated conservative misinformation […]

Bipartisan Blight IV: The Shrinking Jobs Bill

"Yesterday, we took a step, a strong first step toward putting Americans back to work, but … it’s a first step. This is the beginning, not the end," Senate Majority […]
Robert Borosage

Montana Initiative Against Pay Day Usury

In Oregon, citizens mobilized to pass progressive tax hikes — on corporations and families making over $250,000 — to help avoid cuts in children’s and health care programs. Now in […]
Robert Borosage

Jobs: Bail Out States, Yes Or No?

The warnings are dire. Just yesterday, for example: Recession Tightens Grip on State Tax Revenues, The recession can now claim another troublesome record: state tax collections shrank at the end […]
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