Prominent Economists Urge Passage of Pro-union Law

More than three dozen prominent economists, including a handful of Nobel Laureates, this week signed a joint statement urging passage of the Employee Free Choice Act as an effective measure to boost middle-class living standards and revive the worsening economy.


Unionization Would Boost Economy

Joining a labor union provides the most direct path to improving a worker's standard of living. If done on a large enough scale, unionization could help revive the entire US economy, a chorus of voices have argued recently.


Economic Stimulus Sparks Hopes for Jobs and Recovery

When President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law Tuesday, Feb. 17, he put into motion a mammoth effort to invest in the US economy and create or save 3.5 million jobs over the next two years.

29th Annual Poor People's Day Held at Georgia Capitol

ATLANTA - About 75 local and state activists descended on the Georgia State Capitol Thursday, February 12, 2009, via a boisterous caravan to unveil The People's Bailout, a plan for ordinary Georgians.

Call for Military Budget Cuts

The United States is facing an economic crisis unlike any it has seen 80 years. Already trillions have been spent on the bailout by the Federal Reserve and FDIC. Now the Congress is about to approve an economic stimulus that will cost more than $800 billion.

Creating Jobs and Reviving Dreams: How a Government Jobs Program Can Save Obama's America

As the economy crumbles and the unemployment rate soars, government intervention in the economy has shifted from being an ideological position to a necessity. Bank failures and mass bailouts have led to calls for nationalization of the financial system.

Buy America Will Create US Jobs. We Need Lots of Jobs

The Buy America provision in the economic recovery package Congress now is finalizing has some rich and powerful voices against it.

Buy America and the Knee-Jerk 'Free Trade' Crowd

After ignoring the growth of an $8 trillion housing bubble, fueled by junk loans issued by over-leveraged banks, the 'free-trade' crew is worried that a 'buy America' provision in the stimulus bill will give us a trade war leading to another Great Depression.

USW Dispels 'Buy America' Myths

The United Steelworkers today called for an end to the myths and mistruths about “Buy America” and domestic sourcing that are clouding the debate and generating roadblocks to creating good jobs and renewing our economy.


Comment: Creating Good Jobs

Who would have dreamed a year ago we would be here today with a new government and our first African American President, Barack Obama. This was an election that changed history. It forced us to face up to and struggle with issues of race and class.

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