House Republicans are seeking large cuts in domestic programs for the rest of this fiscal year - including 21 percent from the Labor Department - and they promise more to come next year.
Democrats introduced into Congress a bill to extend unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed and challenged Republicans to "bring this to a vote as soon as possible."
The banking industry showed its callous disregard for working families when J.P. Morgan Chase foreclosed on and overcharged thousands of troops on active duty.
A total of one out of every six workers are un- or underemployed.
According to a federal panel, "reckless" banks and faulty regulators were the chief source of the recent crisis.
A month-long celebration linking the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides that desegregated interstate transportation in the South with today's movements to address racism, violence and unemployment was kicked off here.
In Illinois, the number of families in need of food assistance has jumped nearly 13 percent, creating not just a political or economic issue, but a moral one.
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.”
Dozens braved the cold here Dec. 3, to rally at Federal Plaza urging U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and his GOP colleagues in Washington to extend unemployment benefits for millions nationwide and fund programs that create jobs.
“No Tax Bailouts for Billionaires” was the message of thousands of MoveOn.org members who joined street corner “speakouts” outside congressional district offices across the nation Dec. 2.