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Stewart Acuff Blogs on the Job Report

Stewart Acuff is former National Organizing Director for the AFL-CIO, and the most successful  organizer in modern labor history.

A Pall over the Holidays - the Joblessness Crisis Intensifies

Left Margin  via BlackCommentatorIt was fascinating to observe the response, across the political spectrum, to the November unemployment statistics.

Economists give 10 facts about the recovery

Today, the Economic Policy Institute provided 10 facts about the economy during the recovery.

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.

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.

Make it in America

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Make it in America AgendaMay 04, 2011

On the March jobs report...

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Broadly speaking: Republicans refuse to aid displaced workers

The Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which helps workers displaced by free trade policies, is expiring and House Republicans have refused to schedule a vote on it. After losing control over their caucus on the Patriot Act vote earlier this week, they realize if a TAA extension had an up or...

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