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Job creation news and analysis from The Nation
April 26, 2017
The People Have Spoken: They Want More Government
So let’s give it to them, by building a high-wage economy that protects workers, not banks and corporations.
March 15, 2017
How Democrats Can Win Back the Working Class
Regaining the trust of working-class voters who supported Trump will take more than opposition—it will take a real commitment to addressing the challenges that working people face.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
February 14, 2017
Can a Push for ‘Good Jobs’ Solve New York City’s Affordability Crisis?
To fight inequality, New York City’s mayor vows to create 100,000 jobs paying more than $50,000 a year.
December 2, 2016
Trump Gets Some ‘Good Press’ While the Downsizing and Offshoring Continues
A factory is set to close, jobs are being lost, yet the president-elect is taking a “victory lap.”
November 3, 2016
The Philippines’ Drug Crackdown Is Creating an Atmosphere of Impunity for Anti-Union Violence
President Rodrigo Duterte’s government was elected on a pro-labor platform, but has so far failed to deliver.
October 25, 2016
A Progressive’s Answer to Trumpism
It will be a political and moral imperative for Democrats to start paying attention to many of Trump’s supporters and working to advance an inclusive populism that gives them hope for their future.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 10, 2016
Donald Trump Spreads Economic Fairy Dust
He’s pushing the same old failures of Reaganomics: tax cuts for the rich and deregulation, along with nostalgia for an industrial era long gone.
July 27, 2016
Yes, Temps Can Unionize Too
Temp employees often have a hard time figuring out who their real boss is. A new NLRB ruling takes the guesswork out of that conundrum.
June 15, 2016
The Right Wing Has a Solution for Poverty
Pretend it doesn’t exist.
May 4, 2016
Just Because Big Coal Is Collapsing Doesn’t Mean Appalachia Has to Follow
Is an environmentally sustainable economic transition possible?