While 131,000 people found jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the number of unemployed people rose by 197,000 to 9.67 million.
The workers are still part-timers, and their compensation is still far from the level that New Haven school custodians enjoyed before the privatization hit.
The supposed loss results from crushing pension pre-funding requirements imposed on the Postal Service.
Environmental activists, among them many union members, are escalating their protests against approval of the pipeline.
It's worthwhile to remember Christmas 1921, the day that arguably the most successful socialist in American history, Eugene Debs, was released from prison.
Millennials are facing double-digit unemployment rates, low wages, mounting college costs, and crippling student-loan debt.
The time for government action is now. In the days and weeks to come, labor and immigrant rights organizations will hold more dramatic actions.
On Sept. 25, 1789, the first Congress of the U.S. approved 12 amendments to the recently adopted U.S. Constitution, and sent them to the states for ratification.
Many of our hardest working union sisters and brothers just completed the most important AFL-CIO convention in history.
All of us on the left who see the importance of strengthening the labor movement need to be fully engaged in this process.