Calif. State Assembly hearing says men of color need jobs

As income disparity takes center stage around the country, a special spotlight is being trained on the economic, educational and social challenges faced by boys and men of color.

Trumka files dissent from Obama jobs council report

Trumka said he disagreed and that evidence does not support the claim that significant new job creation would result from such so-called reforms.


Pollution rule impeded by federal court

The regulation is intended to reduce, in 27 states, pollution that plays a large factor in unhealthy air downwind.


Hypocrisy is hallmark of GOP debates

A representative of the Newt Gingrich Super PAC blamed the loss of manufacturing jobs on Romney's style of doing business.


Jobs rose by 200,000 in December

The total number of jobs went up by 200,000 in December, and the official jobless rate dropped to 8.5 percent.

Missouri coalition aims to put minimum wage increase on Nov. ballot

Missouri's minimum wage workers could be getting a $1 an hour raise next year - currently, Missouri's minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.


White House announces youth summer jobs program

With nearly half of all young people between the ages of 16 and 24 unemployed, the White House today announced the $1.5 billion initiative.


Mitt Romney layoff victim speaks out

"I really feel he didn't care about the workers. It was all about profit before people," said Randy Johnson who worked in Marion, Indiana at American Pad and Paper Co. in the 1990's.

GOP caves, Congress passes jobless benefits extension

Congress finally passed a two-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits and a Social Security payroll tax cut for workers.