Employers Are Behind The Rush To Reopen

By Chris Brooks, LaborNotes. -

The federal government squandered the time the states spent in lockdown. We still face a national shortage of COVID-19 test kits and PPE and there is no nationwide testing or contact tracing [...]

Pivot To Mass Struggle: A Lesson From Ferguson

By Ashton Rome, Black Agenda Report. -

Like the financial meltdown of 2007–08, the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression and a period of political radicalization, this period will dawn a new epoch in struggle. The [...]

Redacted Tonight VIP: How The Virus Beat The US

By Lee Camp, Redacted Tonight. -

Lee Camp sits down with Vijay Prashad, the executive director of The Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. They discuss how the US failed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the [...]

Trump Administration Tells States To Yank Benefits From Those Who Won’t Return To Work

By Arthur Delaney, Portside. -

Congress created special unemployment benefits so that laid-off workers could stay home while the coronavirus pandemic rages outside, but the Trump administration wants states to make sure that [...]

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 [...]

Mass Unemployment Is A Failure Of Capitalism

By Richard D. Wolff, Popular Resistance. -

The difficulties caused to workers by record unemployment during the pandemic are a product of capitalism. Most of the time, employers decide to hire or fire workers depending on which choice [...]

Covid-19 Is A Reason To Start The Green New Deal Now

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

Our political leaders, Republican and Democrat, are leaving tens of millions of people in free fall. Instead of a guaranteed income and universal, single-payer healthcare, we are offered paltry, [...]

Update: Number Of Unemployed Now Over 30 Million

By Economic Policy Institute. -

The number of workers applying for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits has risen to never-before-seen levels as a result of the coronavirus shock. In the last six weeks, nearly 28 million [...]

Trump Relaxes OSHA Rules And Governors Block Unemployment Benefits For Meatpackers

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

Earlier this week, the Trump Administration issued an Executive Order to use the Defense Production Act to order meatpacking plants to remain open.  Now, Smithfields is already using Trump’s [...]

Over 24 Million Workers Apply For Unemployment In Five Weeks

By the Economic Policy Institute. -

In the last five weeks, the number of workers applying for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits has skyrocketed to well over 20 times what it was in the pre-coronavirus period, and over five [...]

Residents At An Apartment Complex Prepare To Strike

By Eliza Berkon, WAMU. -

A month ago, Sami Bourma had two jobs. He was a cafeteria cook at the National Institutes of Health and an Uber driver. Now, he can’t work. Furloughed from his NIH job and wary of picking up [...]

Ten Signs The US Is Heading For A Depression

By Mike Whitney, The Unz Review. -

Thursday’s jobless claims leave no doubt that the country is in the grips of another severe recession. More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance in the last week. That [...]

COVID-19: How Germany Is Managing Its Outbreak

By Klaus W. Larres, Consortium News. -

A recent work visit to Germany, where I grew up, stretched from one week to three. Those weeks coincided with the spread of the coronavirus in Germany as well as across Europe. What I saw [...]

St. Louis Fed Warns 32.1 Percent Unemployment Possible By End Of June

By Miguel Faria-e-Castro, St. Louis Fed. -

As state and local governments implement social-distancing measures to suppress and contain the spread of COVID-19, many businesses are faced with a large decrease in sales and revenue. This [...]

The Coronavirus Crisis Led To A Record-Breaking Spike In Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims

By Aaron Sojourner and Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Epi.org -

A greater share of Americans filed for unemployment insurance in the week ending March 21 than in any prior week in American history, according to our analysis of news reports. Many states [...]

page 1 of 3