Labor leader Richard Trumka provides eight critical points to address the deficit in testimony to the White House National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
Racial wage gap between black and white workers is shrinking, but the all-class gap between black and white is growing.
I fail to see how trade sanctions on Chinese manufacturing will do much to help U.S. workers and jobs - but the rise of labor in China could do just that.
TORONTO - The G-8/G-20 summit here this week could determine the future of global economic recovery, as the U.S. and Europe take opposing positions on spending and budget cuts.
Have you ever walked into a neighborhood restaurant, with only your debit card in hand, ready to order lunch for $7.95, but are stopped by the handwritten sign next to the cash register: credit cards, $15 minimum.
Stopping the spill, and beginning recovery, is beyond the capacity of a private corporation.
WASHINGTON (PAI)--When politicians demand the public do something because of the dictates of financial markets, it is best to hold on to your wallet.
WASHINGTON (PAI) -- The current economy is "not normal," unemployment affects different groups of people than it did before, and the recovery - in terms of the joblessness numbers - will take longer than it did in prior slumps, the Labor Department's top economist says.
A new political and economic model, a new New Deal, is urgently needed, but the tycoons of finance are not about to yield their power - it will take a series of struggles.
The focus on "fiscal responsibility" conceals the real causes of the crisis, and if we don't address those we don't have a snowball's chance in hell of lifting workers out of the quicksand.