Union construction jobs at stake Nov. 2

Midterm elections are next week and union construction jobs are up for grabs in California. Nonunion building contractors in the state, hungry for a bigger share of public sector projects in the wake of the building bust, have taken their fight with labor to the ballot box.


Washington state Dems on a roll, vow fight for jobs

With street-corner "waves" and grassroots energy, Washington state Democratic incumbents Norm Dicks and Patty Murray are "on a charge" to win.


End of drilling ban spurs controversy

The Obama administration said it is ending its deepwater drilling moratorium, environmentalists say the risks are too high, and the oil industry says the rules are too strict.




Unemployment at 50 percent, Detroit vows to fight

Though she is without full-time employment, Emily Norton works even harder today. She now has four part-time jobs but earns just one-third of what she made while working full time.


CHEERS to early voters

CHEERS because lots of Americans are already voting, and JEERS to bullies who harass gay students.


95,000 more jobs are lost

95,000 jobs were lost in September because the private sector added only 64,000 jobs while government employment went down by 159,000.


Golden State hanging on by its fingernails

California’s budget may be about to stagger over the finish line, nearly 100 days late - but it won't be pretty.


Economists predict stormy weather ahead

In a live webcast conference yesterday, top left-to-moderate economists painted a grim picture, especially with the current Republican-induced paralysis in Congress.


Oct. 2 'One Nation' rally calls for jobs

Protesters rallied at the Lincoln Memorial Oct. 2 to cheer calls for jobs, union rights and a massive vote against corporate greed and hate in the Nov. 2 midterm elections.


Youth aim to rock the Nov. 2 vote

Despite what critics and polls are saying about young voters this election cycle, youth leaders say they are paying very close attention to what candidates are saying about the  issues.