Category Archives: EMPLOYMENT

The Rescue That Missed Main Street

Government officials rewarded imprudent institutions with stupefying amounts of free money. Even so, we are still in economically stormy seas. Doesn’t that indicate that it’s time to try a different tack? By Gretchen Morgenson The New York Times  FOR the … Continue reading

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All Work and No Pay: The dirty secret of the jobless recovery

YOU: doing more with less. CORPORATE PROFITS: up 22 percent. By Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery Mother Jones Also read harrowing first-person tales of overwork and 12 charts on just how much is being demanded of American workers. On a … Continue reading

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WORD!

U.S. Corporations are looking to and investing in new markets outside of the United States. That doesn’t just mean they’ve moved the manufacturing outside of the U.S.; it means they no longer see the U.S. as the primary market they’re … Continue reading

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Vicious Cycles: Why Washington is About to Make the Jobs Crisis Worse

By Robert Reich We now live in parallel universes. One universe is the one in which most Americans live. In it, almost 15 million people are unemployed, wages are declining (adjusted for inflation), and home values are still falling. The … Continue reading

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NIKE Faces New Worker Abuse Claims In Indonesia

Our only choice is to stay and suffer, or speak out and be fired. HUFFINGTON POST SUKABUMI, Indonesia (AP) — Workers making Converse sneakers in Indonesia say supervisors throw shoes at them, slap them in the face and call them … Continue reading

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The President’s Jobs Plan (NOT)

By Robert Reich HUFFINGTON POST What did the president do in response to last week’s horrendous jobs report — unemployment rising to 9.2 percent in June, with only 18,000 new jobs (125,000 are needed each month just to keep up … Continue reading

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Kaiser Permanente Workers Face Cuts While Execs Have Enjoyed Lavish Benefits

By Dave Jamieson HUFFINGTON POST Despite strong profits and robust executive compensation at Kaiser Permanente, workers for the Calfornia-based health care giant say they’re facing down cuts to their health and retirement benefits in pending contract negotiations. Proposed cuts include … Continue reading

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Two years after economists say the Great Recession ended, Workers Are In a Depression

And it’s only going to get worse … HUFFINGTON POST WASHINGTON (AP) — This is one anniversary few feel like celebrating. Two years after economists say the Great Recession ended, the recovery has been the weakest and most lopsided of … Continue reading

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Tell President Obama: Now is the time to stand with the tens of millions of Americans who are struggling to survive economically, not with the millionaires and billionaires who have never had it so good

Bernie Sanders spoke about the inequity and the criticality of the current moment on the floor of the Senate. The following letter to President Obama is posted on his website. Add your signature to Senator Sanders letter Dear Mr. President, … Continue reading

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Greece: A Look At America’s Future

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