Consequences Of Inadequate Action By Congress

By Kirstyn Flood, Economic Policy Institue. -

Without federal aid to state and local governments, millions of jobs in the public sector will be lost by the end of 2021, severely impacting Black workers, women, and veterans, who are [...]

There Can Be No Equality Without Employment Opportunity For All

By William Lazonick, Philip Moss, and Joshua Weitz, Ineteconomics. -

The employment opportunity that privileged the white male was much more than a job. By the 1960s, growing numbers of white men had employment that gave them steadily rising real earnings, often [...]

‘Misclassification Error’ Is Making Unemployment Rate Look Lower Than It Really Is

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

Buried at the bottom of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' May jobs report—which President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers touted Friday as evidence that the U.S. economy is rebounding from [...]

The War Industry Threatens Humanity

By David Swanson, World Beyond War. -

I’m adding Christian Sorensen’s new book, Understanding the War Industry, to the list of books I think will convince you to help abolish war and militaries. See the list below. Wars are driven [...]

Low-Balling The Unemployed In The 2020 Economic Collapse

By Jack Rasmus, Predicting the Global Economic Crisis. -

This past Friday, May 8, the US Labor Dept. released its latest jobless figures. The official report was 20 million more unemployed and an unemployment rate of 14.7%. Both mainstream and [...]

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 [...]

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