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Jobs fair

The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.

Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.

Construction

We can, and must, create common ground between the labor and climate movements.

Wendy Kopp

Even the organization's own recruits are uncomfortable with its explosive growth.

Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Blogs

A proposed bill to end collective bargaining and slash wages and benefits for nearly all public employees could foreshadow a larger conservative strategy to take down unions.

February 15, 2011

Poll after poll shows that the public favors job creation over deficit reduction. So why are both parties AWOL on jobs?

February 15, 2011

A proposed bill to end collective bargaining for nearly all public employees has mobilized the state's students to protect teacher's unions.

February 15, 2011

 As the right works to portray Obama as a socialist, John Nichols explains how positive socialist ideals have been blacklisted from our political discourse.

February 15, 2011

Can a country continue to innovative if it’s not making the stuff it innovates?

February 14, 2011

Obama's budget rejects the steep cuts advocated by Republicans and his deficit commission. But the president is still playing on the GOP’s turf by emphasizing cuts instead of jobs.

February 14, 2011

The president's budget is a compromise document. Republicans say it does not go far enough. But it slashes low-income heating assistance, community programs, higher-ed loans and environmental clean-up in low-income neighborhoods. Obama and his aides “aren’t giving us a very wise set of choices,” says Democrat Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.

February 14, 2011

The most radical assault yet by the current crop of Republican governor on the rights of workers has inspired outrage in a historically progressive and pro-labor state, with the governor alerting the National Guard in case of industrial action.

February 13, 2011

Democrats can win this upstate New York seat, not by prattling on about hypocritical Republicans but by focusing on jobs and trade policy -- and by aligning with the Working Families Party.

February 10, 2011

Reed reports on the Republicans’ efforts to prove that when it comes to climate change, the deficit and pretty much anything else, they can be both hostile and disrespectful.

February 10, 2011