When Janet Edburg was laid off from her job at a Chicago photo lab equipment manufacturer three years ago, she experienced first hand the despair felt by millions of unemployed workers.
"What we saw was never to be imagined: When the work day ends, farm workers - men, women, and children - returned to grim camps."
The Congressional Budget Office said in a new report this week what the labor movement and its allies have been saying all along.
Twice in less than two weeks now, the GOP has killed attempts to put Americans back to work.
Winding up a two-state tour this week, President Barack Obama stumped throughout North Carolina and Virginia, campaign-style, to rally support for the American Jobs Act.
On Oct. 15, I was one of the 200 occupiers who were arrested standing up for free speech and assembly and against corporate greed, after Occupy Chicago attempted to establish an encampment at the edge of Grant Park.
The big tax break of 2004 - which the then-sitting Congress and the Bush administration promised would bring jobs and revamp the economy - did little more than stuff $300 billion into the pockets of the rich.
Students, unionists, environmentalists, elected officials, anti-foreclosure activists and retirees joined hands to demand: Jobs not cuts, Work not war!
Last week Chicago joined the rest of the country and the world in action for jobs and justice.
Occupy Detroit started off with a bang as close to 1000 people left the Spirit of Detroit statue and marched down Woodward Ave. to Grand Circus Park where an encampment has begun.