AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warns that "the right-wing bullies in Congress are plotting to take their next hostage."
The U.S. ended 2012 with a 7.8 percent jobless rate in December, unchanged from the month before and down 0.7 percent from the end of 2011.
They are trying to tell us that the problem with the economy is the "debt."
In an extraordinary session the House voted 257 to 167 to approve a Senate-crafted agreement to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" on New Years Day.
President Obama flew back into the nation's capital today reportedly with a new offer to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff on Jan. 1.
President Obama is still trying to negotiate an arrangement with Congress to head off or to postpone tax increases on working people and the massive cuts scheduled to begin after Jan. 1.
Progressive forces in the Orlando area held multiple actions on Dec. 10 around higher taxes for the rich and pending cuts in social benefits.
Connecticut union, retiree, community and clergy groups sent a clear message to Congress and the president in two candlelight vigils.
The Republican plan to raise the eligibility age of Medicare would raise health care costs for seniors, hurt the economy, and put pressure on older Americans.
There were protests to demand power be restored and for more help with the clean up. This situation to too big and too costly for private, profit-making companies to handle.