Opinion

Eight keys to address the deficit

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.

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Twenty-four hours in jail: "If I ruled the world, I'd free all my sons"

After spending more than 24 hours in lock-up, I kept thinking of Nas' song: "If I ruled the world/Imagine that/I'd free all my sons."

Sanctions against China?

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.

A united fight on jobs

To win jobs for all, it requires a multi-racial united movement.

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The Gulf clean up and jobs

I think MSNBC's Chris Matthews was right in calling for the creation of a Civilian Conservation Corp to put thousands of young people to work  cleaning up the Gulf.

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Behind the employment headlines

Today's business reports will headline a 431,000 growth in employment during May - but there's one little problem: nearly all were temporary Census jobs.

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Corporations take away jobs, not immigrants

On May 1st, the immigrant community from New York City to Los Angeles stood up to the racist law passed in Arizona known as SB 1070.

A Main Street and MLK Boulevard stimulus

For communities that were already in economic freefall before this recession, it's a catastrophe.

 

 

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Want to become a day laborer?

Day labor status is being forced on more and more full-time American workers, whether they want it or not, and a new book tells precisely what it's like.

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Answer to youth violence is jobs, not National Guard

I think it's absolutely ridiculous that two Illinois lawmakers are requesting to bring in the National Guard as a way to control youth violence.

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