Opinion

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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Militant action needed to solve youth unemployment

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.

Krugman's attack on China

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.

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March For America

A progressive immigration reform that protects the rights of both immigrant and U.S. born workers is an essential step towards the resolution of the economic crisis.  That's why tens of thousands will march on Washington this weekend.

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