Federal budget cuts will devastate social programs, "plunge communities into ruin and destruction, and cost lives."
AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka was not surprised by the findings, which back up the federation's emphasis on the drastic impact the recession - known as the Bush Crash - has had on workers and families.
On Sept. 2, the 21st annual Labor Day Parade took place in Paterson, New Jersey, a former factory town that has been, for decades, plagued with crime, poverty, and substance abuse.
Even worse than that, 37 percent say they sometimes need to rely on the next payday to make ends meet.
A state Assembly committee has put together a comprehensive picture of the challenges faced by these young people.
Organized by the Community Alliance for the Homeless, and part of the city and county plans to end homelessness, the event brought together over 825 volunteers and 1,200 people seeking services.
A new report says that 19.4% of Black seniors and 19%t of Latino seniors have incomes below the federal poverty line, compared to 9.4% for the senior population as a whole.
Republican lawmakers are plotting to allow extra federal jobless benefits and the "temporary" payroll tax cut for 160 million workers to lapse.
"Missourians for Equal Credit Opportunity" opposes the ballot initiative so much that it is spreading misinformation in an attempt to intimidate supporters.
A temporary payroll tax cut compromise and extension of unemployment benefits passed by a wide margin in the Senate, but now it is expected to fail in the Republican-controlled House Monday night.