Editors' Blog

Jobs top priority, not deficits

AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka last week blasted the deficit commission's report on deficit reduction proposals to cut Social Security benefits.

Jobs and jobs numbers

Jobs and the economy remain the top priority.

The role of hate in the 2010 elections

Republicans put hate at the center of their campaign.

Labor Dept. launches program for laid-off Native Americans

US Department of Labor announces grant to assist Native Americans affected by fishing industry layoffs in Washington State

New Job Tracker Tool Highlights Corporate Abuses

Recently, I took a look at a new tool called JobTracker, which tracks job losses due to outsourcing and other corporate abuses put together by Working America.

Who's responsible for the slow recovery?

FreeStateDem over at DailyKos posted this interesting item on the recovery act with some great links today that is worth a read.

Keep public workers on the payroll and save the economy

The unemployment rate inched up .10 percentage points to 9.6% in August, according to the latest DOL data out today.

Is manufacturing recovering? Does it matter?

At its website, the steelworkers' union (USW) recently touted significant, if mostly ignored, changes in the direction of the U.S. economy.

Trumka demands quick action jobs legislation

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on June Jobs ReportJuly 02, 2010

The Winds of Change

BlueGreen Alliance, American Wind Energy Association, and USW Provide “Manufacturing Blueprint” to Build Out Domestic Wind Energy Supply Chain and Create U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

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