Labor News

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Texas labor calls for quick action on jobs

AUSTIN, Texas - Labor leaders from across the state, meeting here last weekend, gave their biggest applause when speakers talked about government action to end sky-high unemployment.

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What happened to my country?

As I grabbed my grease-soiled lunch cooler and stepped out of my GM truck to head into work at Delphi Packard Electric I had to stop for a moment to digest the sight of a nearly 1/2 mile long, 1/8 mile deep parking lot that was literally empty.

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Obama presses jobless aid, job creation

Restoring job growth and returning people to work is a top White House priority, President Obama said in a major speech yesterday.

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Jobs: The time for talk is over

For the last three months this newspaper has covered jobs conferences, jobs seminars and job creation think tank gatherings too numerous to count.

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Unemployment crisis continues to grow

CHICAGO - "The stock market rebound is great news, I suppose, but it means nothing for us at home."

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Unemployment at record levels

The nation's official unemployment rate soared into double-digit territory in October, increasing 0.4 percent that month, to 10.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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