How Accurate Are The US Jobs Numbers?

By Jack Rasmus, Counterpunch.org -

While the Current Establishment Survey (CES) Report (covering large businesses) shows 263,000 jobs created last month, the Current Population Survey (CPS) second Labor Dept. report (that covers [...]

Growing Despair Amidst Insecure Economic Recovery

By David Rosen, Counterpunch. -

It’s now almost a decade since the last fiscal crisis, launching what was dubbed the “Great Recession.”  It wreaked havoc on the U.S. banking system and the housing market, leaving millions of [...]

Real US Wages Are Essentially Back At 1974 Levels, Pew Reports

By Drew Desilver, Pew Research Center. -

On the face of it, these should be heady times for American workers. U.S. unemployment is as low as it’s been in nearly two decades (3.9% as of July) and the nation’s private-sector employers [...]

Imagining A World With No Bullshit Jobs

By David Graeber And Chris Brooks, Roarmag.org -

In this interview about his latest book, David Graeber discusses the role of unions, the challenges posed by automation and “the revolt of the caring classes.” Is your job pointless? Do you feel [...]

Immigrants Create Jobs for US Workers, Boost the U.S. Employment Rate

By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact   -

When immigrants bring their skills to the U.S. labor market, everyone—immigrants and native-born workers alike—benefit from their company. Research has repeatedly shown that native-born workers [...]

100% Renewable Is Feasible And More Cost-Effective Now

By Staff, www.energywatchgroup.org -

By Staff for Energy Watch Group. A global transition to 100% renewable electricity is not a long-term vision, but already a tangible reality, a new groundbreaking study by the Lappeenranta [...]

After Generations In Coal, West Virginians Finding Jobs In Solar

By Jason Margolis for PRI - Nobody from his graduating class is working in coal, says Swiger. “[They’re] honestly working in fast food, or not working at all.” Not Swiger. He has a job installing [...]

1,500 Groups Urge Budget That Invests Health, Jobs & Future

By Staff, www.chn.org -

By Staff of CHN - As Congress begins its work on the FY 2018 budget, we are writing to urge you to ensure that funding is adequate to meet the needs of all people and communities. The undersigned [...]

New Study: Artificial Intelligence Will Alter Humankind In 10 Years

By Lee Camp, www.rt.com/redacted-tonight -

By Lee Camp for Redacted Tonight. Redacted Tonight host Lee Camp has the latest on an impending crisis robots are causing. As jobs are rapidly becoming automated, what will it mean the society of [...]

Restoring The Heartland And Rustbelt

By Steve Ongerth, www.ecology.iww.org -

By Steve Ongerth of the IWW Environmental Unionism Caucus. The world faces a crises of enormous proportions. Global warming, caused by the continued burning of fossil fuels, threatens life on [...]

Clean Energy Employs More People Than Fossil Fuels In Nearly Every U.S. State

By Natasha Geiling, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Natasha Geiling for Think Progress - Nationally, clean energy jobs outnumber fossil fuel jobs by more than 2.5 to 1, according to a new Sierra Club analysis of Department of Energy jobs data. [...]

Solar Accounts For 1 In 50 New U.S. Jobs In 2016

By Avery Palmer, www.thesolarfoundation.org -

By Avery Palmer for The Solar Foundation - WASHINGTON, D.C., February 7, 2016 — The American solar workforce grew at a historic pace in 2016, a year when one out of every fifty new U.S. jobs was [...]

Jobs, Justice, and the Clean-Energy Future

By Jeremy Brecher, www.dollarsandsense.org -

By Jeremy Brecher for Dollars & Sense. A series of reports by the Labor Network for Sustainability (LNS), and partners provides good news: The U.S. can meet the targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) [...]

Food Banks Brace For Long Lines As Thousands Lose Benefits

By Brynne Keith-Jennings, www.cbpp.org -

By Brynne Keith-Jennings for Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. United States - Across the country, food banks and other organizations that serve the needy are preparing for long lines as [...]

Take Action To Stop The TPP This Year

By Staff, www.flushthetpp.org -

By Flush the TPP. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international agreement that was negotiated in secret by the Obama administration with the help of hundreds of corporate lawyers from [...]

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