Editors' Blog

Labor responds to White House event with Wal-Mart

Joint Statement by AFL-CIO Pres.

It's too much

1. A new report from a Michigan news website last month revealed that charter schools in Detroit are failing to provide a substantially better education than the Detroit public schools, troubled by massive budget cuts and caught in the political firestorm of a right-wing takeover.

Pres. Obama extends unemployment benefits

President Obama Re-authorizes Federal Unemployment Extension for 2012 Due To Continuously High Unemployment NumbersNew York, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2011In the darkness of unemployment, there is still a glimmer of hope for 13.7 million Americans currently collecting unemployment shown on Unemployment-Extension.Org (as of May 2011).President Obama has reauthorized the federal unemployment extension benefits for another 13 months.

Jobs report

Latest DOL numbers for first-time jobless claims. After dipping to the lowest levels in two years earlier a couple months ago, this particular number has risen sharply over the past weeks, giving some reason to fear growing unemployment and a "double dip." More details soon:

Musings from a Communist Nerd on jobs, income and crime

"My work's illegal, but at least it's honest."  -Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly

What a difference two years makes

Below is a graph depicting trends in job creation in the private sector.

Response to mixed jobs report

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on April Jobs ReportMay 06, 2011Building on renewed job growth in the past several months, our economy added a surprising 244,000 new jobs in April, including 268,000 in the private sector, even as the unemployment rate rose back to 9.0 percent.

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