Federal aid needed to save jobs and vital services

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In Connecticut, jobless workers were unable to file for unemployment benefits because the phone lines were overwhelmed.


Retirees fight for young workers

One thing most of us in South Chicago SOAR (Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees) have in common is children and grandchildren


2010 elections key to building a green, demilitarized economy

In a Dec. 4 editorial entitled, "The Welfare State and Military Power," the Wall Street Journal actually said something I agree with: you can't have both guns and butter.

The big minus

Without a rapid draw-down in unemployment numbers, Obama will be unlikely to resurrect the coalition he needs to address other important questions.

A program to address the economic crisis

Only direct and indirect government intervention to stimulate and restructure the economy along democratic lines stands a chance of lifting the working class and nation out of crisis.


New Deal 2.0

There are millions of unemployed ready to go to work today. The only missing element is someone to hire them.


Worker co-ops, the Blue Green Alliance and Mondragon

Are worker owned co-ops sponsored by Mondragon of Spain, the United Steel Workers (USW), and the Blue Green Alliance (BGA) the future of alternative energy production in the U.S.?


We need jobs now!

Of all the ideas out there on how to pull us out of the economic mess we're in, none makes more sense than the program laid out by the AFL-CIO.


Thanksgiving in troubled times

Food, family, traffic jams, thankfulness - all are part of Thanksgiving, but, especially this year, there is more.


Are we left behind in the ‘green production’ revolution?

Institute for America's Future experts: China has a national industrial strategy. We do not. And we better come up with one soon.

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