Unemployment dropped in January by .4 percent to 9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. It was the second straight .4 percent monthly decline in the official rate. That was the only good news in the report.
After the 2010 elections it's a good bet that much of the battle for a progressive agenda shifts dramatically to state and local arenas.
The 112th Congress is barely under way and a fight has already broken out - on partisan lines, of course - over Social Security and Medicare.
Retaliation against a third-party employee is illegal under federal law, the Supreme Court ruled.
Massachusetts is one of only five states without a law aimed at ending human trafficking, but a bill introduced Jan. 20 into both the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives aims to change that.
The Chicago Chamber of Commerce announced it's endorsement of 35 aldermanic candidates Jan. 26.
A campaign backed by organized labor, to curb the power of Senate minorities to halt virtually every piece of legislation by filibustering, went down in flames in the tradition-bound chamber on Jan. 27.
Senate Democrats came out swinging Jan. 26 against a GOP budget plan they said risks the loss of 1 million jobs.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged President Obama to make next week’s State of the Union Address a “call to action, a call to invest in our future, to create jobs, to be the country we can and must be.”
Over 200 people attended the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Award Banquet here on Jan. 17