Should workers have the right to decide whether to pay dues to a union, or should that decision be forced on them?
No Relief - TheDC
Economy sheds 95,000 jobs; Dems given little help before midterm elections
We won't go: a generation of 'nevertirees' - CNN Money
Older Americans are trading in their golden years to stay employed
10 best cities to find work - Forbes
In hard times, relocating may be the answer to finding employment
Rising job losses and ‘unusual uncertainty’ within the economy have prompted the Federal Reserve and other major financial institutions to slash growth projections for the rest of 2010
Spending millions of dollars studying ants and monkeys isn’t an efficient use of taxpayers’ money.
GOP reminds Biden of recovery forecast - The Hill
Senate Republicans on Tuesday reminded Biden of the prediction he made in February of 2009 that the stimulus would end the recession in 18 months
The Washington metropolitan area is home to the highest paid residents in the nation, according to a new report from the Ontario-based Martin Prosperity Institute
At 14 percent, millennials’ unemployment rate rivals the levels of that group in the Great Depression; they nevertheless remain optimistic
Census official fires back over employment figures - The Daily Caller
The online comments section of the New York Post became a forum for Census officials to refute a columnist’s claims that the Census gamed its employment numbers
Research shows that every green job created through government mandates or subsidies, actually cost more jobs than it creates
California nightmare - Los Angeles Times
California’s unemployment rate reached a new high in March, hitting 12.6%, bolstering fears that joblessness will remain a persistent problem for the foreseeable future
The question for Republicans is that if they want to take back the House and the Senate, how will they convince the voters that the job numbers are in their favor to vote Republican at the polls. With a job disapproval rate higher than Democrats (59-57 percent), Republicans have their work cut out for them
Newest job numbers just released finally show some “green shoots” of economic recovery appearing in the labor market. There were 162,000 jobs added in March, and the unemployment rate held steady at 9.7 percent as more Americans re-entered the labor force
The president’s health insurance proposals hoped to use stern command-and-control techniques to run the health insurance system
In 1968, weeks before his death, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “If a man doesn’t have a job or an income, he has neither life nor liberty nor the possibility for the pursuit of happiness. He merely exists.”
In this case, the ones merely existing are the most disadvantaged, in particular, black male teenagers who pay the price with their forcible exclusion from the work force.
The annual Union Members Summary—the U.S. labor unions’ own State of the Union—encourages us to assess the state of the unionized workforce. And, much like the profit margins and job-loss the rest of America has experienced, the construction union outlook proves no better.
On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that a total of 8.4 million jobs were lost since the start of the recession — revising down almost a year’s worth of survey data by adding 1.4 million lost jobs to a previous estimate of 7 million. Also Friday, BLS released a seemingly contradictory figure, that the unemployment rate fell to 9.7 from 10 percent
A lot has been made on the left of the recent Supreme Court decision to allow corporations to exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech and participate in federal elections.