Obama budget seeks more funding for job retraining

But, in a tight budget environment for domestic programs and with House Republicans' hostility towards workers, there appear to be long odds against the success of his plan.


An open letter to the coal companies

Positions of authority, millions of dollars of personal wealth, slick public relations consultants, $1,000 per hour lawyers, privilege, and power cannot conceal the true purpose of this bankruptcy.


Unions push plan for green infrastructure jobs

 Just how old and how badly in need of upgrading is the U.S. power grid?


One of the nation's longest lockouts comes to an end

Union workers at American Crystal Sugar plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa expect to return to work soon now that they approved a contract last Saturday.


Battle over food aid, livelihoods, and jobs

The president's 2014 budget proposal modifies the Food for Peace program by eliminating purchases of food from U.S. producers and moving to local/regional purchasing.


Dems to push job creation package

House Democrats will roll out a new package of "Make It In America" manufacturing-centered jobs creation bills, one of their top leaders announced on April 9.


Missouri unions fight right-to-work legislation

"This is nothing more than a politically motivated attack on workers designed to eliminate your voice."


Job growth slowing down

The economy added just 88,000 new jobs in March while the official jobless rate dropped a tad to 7.6 percent from February's 7.7 percent.