The AFL-CIO and its new president, Richard Trumka, are going to spend a day on Wall Street later this month, but not everyone there is planning to welcome them.
The entire progressive agenda hinges in large part on breaking the stranglehold finance capital has on our democratic institutions.
Youth joblessness is at its highest level since the Great Depression - in the post-industrial towns of the U.S. three generations have come of age without the experience of gainful employment.
What I'd like to see: more progressive candidates challenging the Blue Dogs and Republicans this fall, and a radical left-democratic national electoral agenda.
We must find the mix of policies that accommodates rising incomes for both Chinese and American workers - a trade war with China is no answer.
What does the economic future hold? The commentators in business media are like fortune tellers, reading the future in a bunch of soggy tea leaves. Fewer jobs lost than expected in February? The economy must be on the mend. Rail traffic down 1.7% from a year ago? Trouble ahead.
Like most people here in Reno, Nevada, who are looking for work, I just call myself a statistic and hope for the best.
Last month I visited Detroit and once again saw first-hand what can only be described as an economic and human catastrophe.
People Before Profits columnist says it's not a jobs bill, it's a snow job.
The economic crisis in Greece has lessons for American workers on taxes, immigrant rights and more.