Opinion

The barbarians are at the gates

For the Republican Party, which tells lies as fast as McDonald's makes burgers, there are no moral restraints, only the overarching desire for power.

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Relieve the unemployment pain now!

The reality is that unemployment insurance extension is one of the best things that can be done right now to help the economy. Contact your senators today.

A united fight on jobs

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

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DOL official: Economy ‘not normal,’ recovery way too long

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.

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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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A rising tide of anger

Unemployment, hunger, 25 coalminers dead, yes, there is a rising tide of anger in the country.

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Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! That’s what we need!

Diehard conservatives - mostly Republicans - are willing to let the elderly, the disabled and the children die, while they themselves do nothing but scream, "No new taxes!"

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Federal aid needed to save jobs and vital services

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In Connecticut, jobless workers were unable to file for unemployment benefits because the phone lines were overwhelmed.

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Retirees fight for young workers

One thing most of us in South Chicago SOAR (Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees) have in common is children and grandchildren

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