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Job creation news and analysis from The Nation
November 10, 2021
Green Jobs Shouldn’t Leave Black and Brown Workers Behind
There is a coming surge of green jobs, but the public workforce system is failing environmental justice communities. Let’s not waste this opportunity to do better.
Daniel Munczek Edelman
September 2, 2021
A Federal Job Guarantee: The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement
The 1963 March on Washington put a government guarantee to a job at the front of the civil rights agenda. It’s long past time to complete the work.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
June 4, 2021
Bernie Sanders Is Fed Up With Republican Obstruction—and Democratic Caution
“If Republicans don’t want to cooperate,” he says, “then, yes, we have to move forward without them.”
April 6, 2021
A ‘Just Transition’ Clean Energy Revolution Can Be a Boon for West Virginia—and the Country
The Mountain State can be ground zero for America’s transition to a new, green economy.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
March 19, 2021
Biden’s Next Goal Should Be Full Employment
Tight labor markets give workers power.
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February 25, 2021
We Must Change the Way We Measure Economic Health
Our primary focus should be on improving the lives of our most marginalized—and without an arbitrary price tag.
August 26, 2020
The Republican Convention Is a Political Ponzi Scheme
Trump and the Republicans have staked their political futures on a big lie that they’re banking on voters not to check.
January 6, 2020
Americans Want Jobs, Not War
Polls indicate voters would like to see a reduced Pentagon budget and more spending on health care and education at home.
Guy T. Saperstein
July 10, 2018
The Obama Center Leaves Chicago Communities in Its Shadow
The Obama Foundation is back selling hope and change to big-name donors, but this time, Chicago’s South Side residents aren’t all buying it.
LeAlan M. Jones
April 10, 2018
Why Democrats Should Fight for the Right to a Good Job
With inequality reaching new heights, the idea of a government-guaranteed living wage is gaining steam among progressives.
Katrina vanden Heuvel