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Job guarantee for COVID-pandemic victims (tags)
A job guarantee for the long-term unemployed is needed. A sufficient number of jobs must be created. This is where politics is needed. The quality and range of public services can be improved. Long-term unemployment is a market failure.People who want to work cannot find a job.
America's Dual Recession (tags)
There is every reason to expect that many of the lost jobs – perhaps as many as 40% – will never come back. In the short to medium term, the tragic paradox is that employment opportunities are both too few and pay too little.
Why Cities Should Stop Playing Amazon's Game (tags)
New York City should count its blessings. Amazon’s decision to walk away from its plan to build a new headquarters in Queens stunned city and state officials, who had promised US$3 billion in incentives in exchange for some 25,000 jobs.
Work and Digitalization and A Corpse Governs Society (tags)
On the 2018 Day of Labor, many were worried. No one can deny digitalization affects work. Artificial intelligence greatly changes professions and whole branches. Well-paid jobs become scarcer. Rebuilding the social state seems necessary. Capitalism's blind flight through history is ending.
Class War on the Waterfront: Longshore Workers Under Attack (tags)
ILWU Local 10 retired longshoreman Jack Heyman talks about technology and the danger of a proposed 8 year contract.
US Economy: False Diagnoses and False Solutions (tags)
Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's economic plans are too simplistic. Innovations and ideas are lacking. Many people despair. Washington did not always ignore the middle. FDR's New Deal built 165K public buildings.
Ujnemployment is (not) a Full-time Job (tags)
There are many scandals and injustices, for example that wealth concentration in Austria and the EU is increasing. However, the debate is again about the "unemployed unwilling to work" instead of about the widening gap.
Basic Income: 80% of New Jobs are Low Wage (tags)
We must make crucial changes and need new approaches. Soon we willnot crate bad jobs but no jobs if the developments of 3D-printers, autonomous cars and further automation continue. Technical solutions will suddenly make countless people unemployed.
Social Inequality in the Descent Society (tags)
The elevator effect is not true any more. This changed from the 1990s. People no longer move up together. A society of descent, precariousness and polarization has come ou9t of the society of social ascent. Ascents and descents have a collective and an individual dimension.
Koch Brothers Spend 81 Million On Their First Ad For Ohio Senator Portman (tags)
Portman has supported every illegal war of Bush and Obama, tried to bring hunting into national parks, is a pawn of petroplutocrats in the US as well as a former lobbyist for the Sultan of Oman, has lost untold numbers of jobs for his state by voting for CAFTA, NAFTA and special trade status for China, is a former debate coach for Mitt Romney,
New Nafta Interpretation allows Mexican 18 Wheelers into U.S> Markets (tags)
According to "Overdrive" Magazine April 2015 a new interpretation of NAFTA's 1996 agreement between Mexico City's Partido Revolucionario Institutional and PAN party of Vicente Fox will allow the Mexican Trucking Industry to compete for picking up and delivery jobs in U.S. markets 50 stat
Low-Wage America (tags)
Video: Rise of the Robots, 1 hr (tags)
Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people! Access could replace excess as enough could replace more. www.steadystate.org
Video: Rise of the Robots, 1 hr (tags)
700 free movies and 700 free E-books are ours in www.openculture.com! Enjoy the feast in the land of disconnect, of reversible cups!
Trans-Pacific Partnership Guarantee (tags)
Donald Trump: Billionaire Con Man, Presidential Aspirant (tags)
Hillary Clinton: Profile of Rogue Leadership (tags)
Presstitute Media Support Anti-Consumer Fast Track Legislation (tags)
The Battle for Jobs (tags)
Everyone could work less instead of terminating people. Ways could be organized through shared activity for using the gained freedom in services of everyday life...Breaking with the disastrous logic of competition and money is int he interest of the life, peace and happiness of people today.
Senate Defeats Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority (tags)
Philippine President Aquino no longer deserves any support from workers and trade unions (tags)
THE workers and the trade unions throughout the world mark today the International Labor Day – 125th anniversary globally and 112th celebration here in the Philippines. This historic and revered day has been an enduring and stirring symbol for the working class despite serious setbacks caused by multipronged and systematic neoliberal attacks against the workers, the masses and their organizations, which have seriously threatened to dilute if not totally wipe out the hard-fought sociopolitical gains achieved by the labor movement in the past hundred years or so.
On the End of Capitalism (tags)
The bridge from capitalism to the new "post-growth economy" is lacking. Hardly anyone reflects about the process of transformation...If the climate should be spared, flying cannot be a human right. The R-word will be unavoidable again: renunciation.
research material on meth use (tags)
collected material on meth use
The Renter Nation - Homes for All.org, 27pp (tags)
Housing as a human right is subverted by the "right" to speculation (cf. Arnold Kunzli in Housing as a Human Right http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003)/06/266635.shtml
Digitalization Makes Us Happily Unemployed! (tags)
Political upheavals often precede technical revolutions.. The digital revolution hardly seems to have produced social or political revolutions.. Digitalization penetrates and changes the economy and life of people as the industrial Revolution once did.
Treasury Dynamic Scoring Anal Refutes Claims of Supporters of the Tax Cuts (tags)
The study casts doubt on claims that the tax cuts are responsible for much of the recent growth in investment and jobs. It finds that making the tax cuts permanent would lead initially to lower levels of investment, and would result over the longer term in lower levels of employment (i.e., in fewer jobs).
When Robots Pay Taxes (tags)
The US government faces a revenue crisis after giving billions to banks and big corporations. Billions are saved through automation, labor-saving technology and workers working at home. The neoliberal model promotes profits and speculation, not investments and job creation.
Obama's World (tags)
Putin: Sanctions Violate International Law (tags)
Obama's Economy (tags)
Organized Labor in America Today (tags)
Mayor Garcetti Supports Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign (tags)
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joins the American Federation of Musicians in calling on film production companies to end their practice of offshoring film scoring jobs.
Don't work for IBM, Infosys, or Manpower (tags)
Don't work for IBM, Infosys, or Manpower. They discriminate against American workers in favor of guest workers.
Dial 911 - Report a jaywalker (tags)
These new "Dial 911" posters in Valley Metro buses sound like they are there to create a jobs program for cops.
Tempe Police - A jobs program for cops riding on buses (tags)
Tempe Police - A jobs program for cops riding on buses
TTIP: Emperor's New Clothes (tags)
Welfare state achievements, quality and environmental standards as well as consumer interests are up for negotiation..For Austria, an annual jobs gain of 0.06% is forecast...93% of the consultations were with lobbyists.
Keystone XL: State Department tells the environment to drop dead (tags)
The U.S. State Department appears to be cooking the books in its studies of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Could this be a sign that the Obama administration is preparing to approve a project that potentially could be the tipping point for uncontrollable global warming?
The So-Called Technological Unemployment, and Permanent Piecework (tags)
All the hype about technological unemployment only provides a glimmer of hope against the cold reality of a highly mechanized future of shitty, low pay jobs.
In the Whirlpool of Deregulation (tags)
The economy changed from real- to finance capitalism since the 1970s. This was not an accidental development. The economic researcher Stephan Schulmeister sees a pattern where deregulation created problems that were fought with more deregulation.
Low Wage America (tags)
Obamacare Harms America's Workforce (tags)
Reid Derails Fast Track (tags)
Obama's Abominable State of the Union (tags)
Our Triple Jobs Problem (tags)
First, even as unemployment has inched down, the economy has created barely enough jobs to match population growth. Second, this enormous labor-market “slack” has stifled workers’ bargaining power and kept wages low. Third, policies over 30 years have undermined workers
NAFTA's Deplorable Legacy (tags)
Obama's Fake Economic Recovery (tags)
Rich Congress, Poor America (tags)
Corporate Taxes in America (tags)
Video: Republican Theme Song - Nothing Really Matters and The Fear Economy (tags)
Thanks to House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican caucus, the "Do-Nothing Congress" was so awful this year that I decided it deserved its own theme song. I had fun putting together this video—which also calls out some uplifting wins MoveOn members and other progressives were able to achieve this year
the house of cards (tags)
the American Card Game
TPP: NAFTA on Steroids (tags)
Protest Underscores Continuing Privatization of Oregon Schools (tags)
The Oregon Business Association (OBA) held its annual Statesman Dinner on October 17 to honor the Statesman of the Year. The event was fraught with anomalies, not least of which was the fact that the award went to Sue Levin, the Executive Director of Stand for Children Oregon.
Fast Food Workers Win a Union…through Zoolidarity (tags)
Union members have watched in awe as fast food workers struck over the last year, calling for “$15 and a union.” Despite the slogan, however, the prevailing wisdom has been that union recognition isn’t really the goal; that’s too hard against giant employers insulated by a layer of franchises, with a part-time and transient workforce.
At the AFL-CIO Convention, Leaders Ask: What Direction for Labor? (tags)
The acknowledgment of Labor’s existential crisis and the recognition that something must be done to resolve it is the key issue at the AFL-CIO’s four-day quadrennial convention in Los Angeles. The urgency of the situation has compelled Labor’s top officials to experiment in a search for solutions.
What Can We Learn from 25 Years of Jobs with Justice? (tags)
It’s no secret that the last 30 years have seen a brutal corporate assault on U.S. workers. Incomes and union membership rates have plummeted, unemployment is soaring, and the two corporate parties have joined forces to go after our previously untouchable historic gains.
The AFL-CIO’s New Strategy: Inspiration or Hype? (tags)
After years of embarrassing denial, the AFL-CIO recently took its first baby step in addressing the crisis that has engulfed organized labor: it recognized there was a problem. In the run up to its national convention in early September in Los Angles, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka recently admitted that “what we’ve been doing isn’t working,” and consequently announced a new strategy that was, supposedly, a revolutionary break from the previously-failed strategy of organized labor.
The August 24 March on Washington: Why We Need a New Civil Rights and Labor Movement (tags)
It could have been left as a relatively small event that would make little impact, but plans for the 50th anniversary of 1963â€²s March on Washington appear to have taken another course.
Detroit Mirrors America's Decline (tags)
VIDEO: Durviving the New American Economy, 56min (tags)
Bill Moyers interviewed two Milwaukee families struggling against a downhill economy in a changing city. Deindustrialization isn't a law of nature like falling rain but a political decision. After deindustrialization, state jobs were a way to middle class life.
The South Central Farm: A New Battle Begins... (tags)
The fight to save the South Central Farm is still going strong. As one activist said, “A people united will never be sub-divided.”
SF Labor: Calls on Labor Movement to Mobilize in Washington, D.C. August 24 (tags)
In Support of the SCLC and King Center call for a March and Rally in Washington, DC on August 24, 2013 and in Support of the July 2 Northern California Demonstration to Demand a Massive Federally Funded Jobs-Creation Program and No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid
Philippines: 25,000 Workers March to Mendiola on Labor Day (tags)
Chiding President Aquino’s pronouncement that Labor Day should be celebratory with both labor and capitalists greeting each other for “doing a good job” for the past year, workers renewed the call for government to create “not just jobs” but “more regular jobs with living wage.”
Another Dismal Jobs Report (tags)
Thomas Perez: Obama's Labor Secretary Choice (tags)
Austerity When Stimulus Is Needed (tags)
Why Organized Labor Must Stand Against the Keystone XL Pipeline (tags)
Spurred by real urgency over the corporate driven ruin of the environment, a growing social movement is taking shape that will be on display this Sunday, February 17, when tens of thousands descend on the streets of Washington, D.C. in a show of power titled “Forward On Climate.”
Obama: Jobs Destroyer (tags)
U.S. Cannot Tell Iran to Abandon its Nuclear Program (tags)
Interview conducted by Iranian journalist Kourosh Ziabari with Mark Vorpahl
Longshore Struggle Brews on Both Coasts (tags)
Part I - It’s a familiar pattern: those on top of the economic ladder enjoy massive profits, while expecting workers to sacrifice even more for the “greater good.”
Americas Lackluster December Jobs Report (tags)
Corporate Tax Breaks and Jobs (tags)
It has become an entrenched trend: corporations approach government officials and demand tax breaks, threatening to abandon the city, state or country if the politicians are not forthcoming.
Greece: Profile of a Failed State (tags)
Profile of a Police State (tags)
Free Internet Book: Youth and Skills - Putting Education to Work, 450pp (tags)
Around one in six of the world’s population are aged between 15 and 24. These young people are disproportionately concentrated in some of the poorest countries, where their numbers are still rising. more young people in 2030 than it had in 1980.
Predicting Protracted Hard Times (tags)
Workers Denounce Destruction of Regular Jobs in Coca-Cola – Philippines (tags)
Manila, Philippines: “Every time you open a bottle of Coca-Cola, please remind the company to respect workers’ rights,” this is the plea made by Coca-Cola union leaders this morning during a press conference. They are asking the patrons of the soft drink giant to support their struggle against employment policies that destroys regular jobs.
Workers Denounce Destruction of Regular Jobs in Coca-Cola – Philippines (tags)
Manila, Philippines: “Every time you open a bottle of Coca-Cola, please remind the company to respect workers’ rights,” this is the plea made by Coca-Cola union leaders this morning during a press conference. They are asking the patrons of the soft drink giant to support their struggle against employment policies that destroys regular jobs.
Cooked or Accurate US Employment Numbers? (tags)
America's Dismal August Jobs Report (tags)
And The Workers Suffered (tags)
Politics has become so much a show about the candidates. We love a good show, after all the film industry as we know it and Hollywood were born right here in the good old USA. I'm a huge movie person, and the things that remove us from our everyday struggles for a small time, and don't leave us with life destroying addictions and/ or blow apart our bonds with the people we are closest to, are good things. After all, the people that actually do the work that build the wealth and corporations into what they are deserve it.
It’s not only jobs that are off-shored; the profits are as well (tags)
Trillions of dollars are hidden in secretive tax havens untaxed while austerity is imposed and jobs are lost.
BTL:Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining Divides Communities Over Jobs and the Environment (tags)
Interview with Dr. Dan Doyle, physician with the New River Health Association, serving Fayette County, W. Va., conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Bazooka Economics (tags)
US Cities Going Bankrupt (tags)
Dismal Jobs Report Reflects Economic Decline (tags)
Republicrats Campaign About Jobs and Do Nothing About High Unemployment (tags)
Recently, Mitt Romney made a stop on his “Jobs Tour” in upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia. His appearance was supposed to be, interestingly, at a local WAWA store (for those out-of-state, WAWA is a convenience store chain) Why is this interesting? Because WAWA, like so many employers these days, is a low wage, no benefit “job creator.”
Scoundrel Media Support for Obama (tags)
Crisis Economic Conditions (tags)
Predatory Capitalism Failed (tags)
America's Fiscal Cliff (tags)
Obama Authorizes Greater Wall Street Theft (tags)
Legislating Greater Wall Street Theft (tags)
Banker Occupied Europe and America (tags)
America's Sham Economic Recovery (tags)
February 6, 2012 Gingrich, Romney push high-tech job creation as US lead slips (tags)
U.S. job losses in recent years — especially high-paying technology jobs — are a startling reality that even the Obama administration is having to acknowledge, however reluctantly. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/27/gingrich-romney-push-high-tech-job-creation-as-us-lead-slips/#ixzz1ld7e5nb3
U.S. Election 2012: State of the Union Address – Too Little Too Late (tags)
Obama’s State of the Union – Too Little Too Late, Response by Stewart Alexander for the Socialist Party USA and the Alexander/Mendoza 2012 Campaign
Mitt Romney's Hard-Right Agenda (tags)
GE and the rest of us (tags)
GE and the rest of us
Obama's `Free Trade' Follies (tags)
The three pending "free trade" agreements portend more unemployment and corporate enrichment. Countries like Argentina have broken with the Washington Consensus (deregulation, privatization and liberalized markets). Argentina is free from the bondage of structural adjustment.
Free Internet Book: Towards a Wage-Led Recovery (tags)
This free Internet book was published in the International Journal of Labor Research, November 2011.
Election 2012: Unemployment Drop a Sham According to Socialist Party Ticket (tags)
The Alexander/Mendoza campaign calls for a real jobs program, as well as protecting public sector jobs which have been faltering since the economic crisis began. They say that spending billions of dollars on incentives for businesses doesn’t get the job done – rather they call for the government to create jobs directly.
America's Weak Jobs Report (tags)
Report Back: City Council Unanimously Supports “Turning Land into Cash” (tags)
Various people said that Jan Perry was using the ancient "divide and conquer" strategy and that she succeeded in dividing the community in and around 41st and Alameda. Both Perry and Eric Garcetti (District 13), who presided over the meeting, are planning to run for mayor. It seems unlikely that LA will have a decent mayor within our lifetimes, but a Mayor Perry or a Mayor Garcetti would be one more major injustice.
Occupy America for Change (tags)
U.S Election 2012: Alexander and Mendoza Gives Perspective on US Jobs Situation (tags)
“We aren’t making economic progress,” says Stewart Alexander, Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party USA, “we are simply going through a long term process of replacing poorly paying jobs with even worse jobs while corporate profits soar. The only ‘change’ Obama has given us jingles in our pockets.”
The San Diego Mayoral Candidates That Didn't Bark (tags)
When A Better San Diego, a coalition made up largely of labor unions and their affiliates, sponsored a debate among the four leading candidates for Mayor of San Diego in next year's election, only two showed up. The no-shows were City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, whose whole campaign is based on targeting city workers as the source of San Diego's economic woes, and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, both Republicans. A third Republican, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher, and Democratic Congressmember Bob Filner attended and differed on city workers' pensions, outsourcing city jobs to private companies and many other issues.
Occupy LA / Day 10 / Candlelight Vigil for Presidential Jobs Plan (tags)
Occupy LA / Day 11 / Candlelight Vigil for Presidential Jobs Plan
Six Proposals for Helping the 99% (tags)
Solidarity, social justice and sharing open doors while tax cuts for the super-rich only lead to exploding inequality. double standards and cynicism. Access could replace excess. The empire could be superseded by the republic.
Refund California Action Results in 11 Arrests. Photo Set 2 (tags)
First Major Arrests of Occupy LA Associated Protesters Photo Set 2 of 2
Refund California Action Results in 11 Arrests. (tags)
First Major Arrests of Occupy LA Associated Protesters Photo Set 1 of 2
BTL:Despite Almost Certain U.S. Job Losses, Obama Pushes for Bush-Era Free Trade Agreement (tags)
Interview with Arthur Stamoulis, executive director of the Citizens Trade Campaign, conducted by Scott Harris
Obama-Style Deficit Reduction (tags)
Hard Times Getting Harder (tags)
Downtown Labor Day Rally Draws Over 200 (tags)
MoveOn.org's San Diego chapter and other local activists hosted a Labor Day rally outside Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego Monday, September 5, featuring speakers like Congressmembers Bob Filner and Susan Davis, San Diego-Imperial Counties Central Labor Council secretary-treasurer Lorena Gonzalez, State Senator Juan Vargas, State Assemblymember Lori Salda?a, former City Councilmember Floyd Morrow and Activist San Diego president Jeeni Criscenzo. Much of the action urged solidarity with the supermarket workers threatened by their employers' demands for a takeaway contract and the likelihood of a strike. While most of the speakers said, "Jobs, jobs, jobs," Criscenzo urged listeners to take another look at the whole concept of a "job" and question why the only way we should be allowed to make a living is to beg a rich person or corporation for the chance to make them richer.
Supermarket Strike is Looming (tags)
The UFCW announced that they cancelled their contract, and are giving 72 hours notice that they may strike.
BTL:Study Finds 25 Top CEOs' Pay Exceeds Corporate Taxes Paid (tags)
Interview with Scott Klinger, Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow, conducted by Scott Harris
Obama Style Stimulus (tags)
The American Jobs Act (tags)
What is the purpose of the American Jobs Act?
US Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Expecting Little from Obama?s Jobs Speech (tags)
Presidential Candidate Alexander says, ?I would not place too much faith in Obama?s jobs program; I think it?s too little and it is almost too late.? Alexander also question Obama?s commitment to tax big corporation and the super rich; ?It is the capitalist elite who will back Obama for a second term in the White House.?
America's Sick Economy (tags)
Obama?s Continued Failures on the Environment and Jobs (tags)
[Photo: Bridge in Felton, California built by workers in the Works Progress Administration which employed 3.8 million people from 1935 to 1941 and built 11,000 schools, 122,000 public buildings, 77,000 bridges, 285 airports, 24,000 miles of sewer, and 664,000 miles of road. Photo by Liberation News]
Productivity is For Chumps: Don't Take a Piss Without Getting Paid (tags)
If you remember just one thing this Labor Day it should be this: Don't take a piss without getting paid for it. Larry Ellison gets paid for every dribble, every excretion, why should you be any different?
Is "Free Trade" Obama's Jobs Plan? (tags)
Mark Engler writes about President Obama's increasing detachment from the Democratic base (and from the American public at large) on the issue of "free trade."
Work Sharing is the Answer (tags)
"Even before the market turmoil took over the news, the economy was largely dead in the water, expanding at a pace too slow to even keep up with the growth rate of the labor force, much less to make up for the 10 million jobs lost due to the downturn."
Why Not Start by Unionizing the Major Banks? (tags)
Here's how to make Wall Street pay - organize bank workers.
Activists Discuss Debt Debate, Wonder How We Let Right Control It (tags)
Congressmember Bob Filner, San Diego labor leader Lorena Gonzalez and three other speakers appeared as part of a panel convened by Activist San Diego for their regular meeting August 15. The ostensible purpose was to discuss the recent debate in Washington over raising the nation's debt ceiling, but it soon turned into a discussion of how the Right managed to take over the debate, frame it the way they wanted and get virtually everything they wanted -- including promises of large cuts in government spending that will only worsen the economy and risk not only a double-dip recession but an outright depression. Filner talked not only about President Obama's willingness to concede the domestic agenda to the Republicans but his and the Democrats' Congressional leaders utter unwillingness to end the unaffordable wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.
Bear Country (tags)
Video: Massive Jobs Program Only Way Out (tags)
Economics changes with the times as states and individuals change. Once savings was the elixir and then spending was the elixir with John Maynard Keynes. Speculative investment only leads to exploding inequality and atrophy of public spirit.
These Days of Chaos (tags)
Strikes, riots, revolutions. This is the shape of the new Class War.
No Joy in Mudville (tags)
Is America Broke? (tags)
PHILIPPINES: Absent major policy reforms, there will be no social transformation (tags)
President Aquino?s communication advisers said the President?s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) will focus more on ?social transformation?. What would that mean in real sense, however, largely depend on how Filipinos would view their lives today and in the immediate future. And for the Filipino masses who have been used to hearing nice words from their leaders, this new buzzword assumes no meaning at all unless accompanied by major policy reforms.
The Great Unravelling (tags)
The Labor Movement in Portland, Oregon, Takes a Step Forward (tags)
On only the second sunny weekend of the year in Portland, Oregon, 60 plus labor activists decided to spend their Saturday at the Electricians union hall (IBEW Local 48), at the United Labor Strategy Meeting ? an event unlike any other happening in the country. What made the meeting unique was both its perspective and the diversity of unions that participated.
U.S. Election 2012: Alexander Proposing "A Better Deal" for Economic Recovery (tags)
To achieve his vision to create good paying jobs and establishing a viable economy, Alexander is hoping to receive the Presidential Nominations for the Socialist Party USA, the Green Party USA and the Peace and Freedom Party-California. Presently, Stewart Alexander is the only presidential candidate that has openly challenged President Obama from the Left.
U.S. Election 2012- Stewart Alexander: Jobs Report a Disaster for Obama (tags)
President Barack Obama recently kicked off his 2012 re-election campaign; however, the sluggish economy and the president?s failure to create jobs could threaten his hopes for re-election. With all the bad news on the economy, the president still remains the favorite to win in 2012. President Obama is a formidable fundraiser and has the financial backing of Wall Street and could spend as much a $1 billion for re-election; and approaching November 2012, the Republican field of presidential hopefuls appears to be hopeless.
Casino Security Guard Pulls Attacker from RCMP Officer (tags)
According to Ferguson and other witnesses, the man charged with the assault repeatedly punched the officer in the head. They say he also tried to take the RCMP officer's gun from its holster. Armstrong said it's "rare" for an assault complainant to assault a responding officer. Police do not want the officer to speak to the media, said Armstrong.
Phantom Jobs and Economic Recovery in America (tags)
PHILIPPINES: Our Failed Labor-Export Policy (tags)
The impacts of disasters occurring in other parts of the world, from Libya to Japan, have perhaps been communicated more drastically to the Philippines than to other countries. Whether it is the tragic trilogy of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear fallout in Japan or the civil war in Libya, external crises are swiftly transformed into internal crises for our country, as thousands of families are pushed into poverty and economic hardship when their breadwinners are dislocated and repatriated back to the Philippines, where jobs offering decent wages are scarce.
One Land, Two Economies (tags)
Economic prosperity and progress for the president are obviously synonymous with robustly higher profits for businessmen and stock speculators. The large majority of Americans must suffer more because the crisis is not over for them.
The Rich Satanist on Wall St. are trying to get Immigrants Blamed for Job Losses (tags)
The Rich Apostles of Satan on Wall St. are working overtime to see that Immigrants get blamed for the Job Losses caused by The Fascist Trade Agreements. Don't fall for their Post 9-11 Misdirection Tactics.
U.S. Election 2012- Stewart Alexander: Obama’s Budget is a Plan for Austerity (tags)
President Obama’s budget will face an uphill battle in Congress because it fails to reign-in spending and will increase the federal debt by more than $20 billion over the next decade. Republicans in Congress have failed to offer any viable alternatives to the president’s budget proposals, leaving millions of working people discouraged, believing that congressional Republicans are part of the problem rather than offering leadership for solutions.
The Two Roads Out of Recession (tags)
Recent events in Washington, D.C. should provoke fear and outrage in the average American worker. As the jobs recession staggers on, politicians and labor leaders alike seem bizarrely distanced from reality, unable to advance any ideas that remotely correspond to the basic demands of those tens of millions of unemployed, under-employed, or poorly paid workers. Instead, what we get is President Obama's recent groveling to the corporate-dominated Chamber of Commerce, pleading with them to hire workers. The President's recent speech to the Chamber implied many dangers, which neither labor federation-- AFL-CIO and Change to Win -- bothered to point out. In fact, the AFL-CIO applauded sections of the speech, rather than condemning its sinister motives. If labor unions align themselves with the President's and the Chamber's pro-corporate path out of the recession, a workers’ road to recovery will be bypassed.
Video: State of the Union: Objective Jobs or Reelection (tags)
Competitiveness, trade and innovation were the globalization themes in the late 90s. The triumph of the US model was emphasized. Now we see there are big holes in the American model. The economy is increasingly deregulated. We have to ask whether the market approach really works. Government intervention and public jobs are vital when the private sector refuses to create jobs.
Nation Wide Protests for Jobs Now! (tags)
It is time to hit the streets
2011: Another bleak year for the workers in the Philippines (tags)
2011: Another bleak year for the workers, militant labor leaders lamented in a breakfast forum
U.S. Election 2012- Stewart Alexander: Obama Fails Job Report (tags)
Socialists nationwide have sharply criticized this latest round of welfare for the rich, extending the Bush tax cuts, by holding hostage the nation’s unemployed, only to provide for their most basic needs. Alexander says “The nation’s wealthiest elite have gotten their tax breaks extended; they have gotten their bailouts, now President Obama must demand that corporate America deliver on the jobs that have been subsidized by the U.S. government.”
Reduced Working Hours (tags)
The neoliberal growth strategy ofr reducing the price of labor led to a system change from Keynesianism to neoliberal capitalism. Neoliberals never sought full employment. Rather their policy aimed at the permanent division of society.
More on Obama's Capitulation and Betrayal (tags)
capitulating to Republicans
Obama Capitulates to Republicans (tags)
American Style Free Trade (tags)
nothing fair about free trade
Vote for Barry Hess as Arizona's next Governor! (tags)
Vote for Barry Hess for Arizona's next governor. Even if Barry Hess isn't 100 percent Libertarian he is better then police state thugs Jan Brewer and Terry Goddard. And Barry is against the drug war and will pardon victimless drug war criminals.
The Migrant Condition (tags)
When I was recently named chairman of the Committee on Overseas Workers’ Affairs of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, I was approached by members of the press for my views on migrant labor. I remembered a speech I delivered last year at the Global Forum for Migration and Development in Athens, Greece. The thrust of the speech was that migrants’ rights have to be addressed on two fronts: ending the neoliberal policies that are responsible for creating poverty in their home countries, thus forcing them to emigrate, and demanding that they are given full rights in their host countries.
The Struggle for a Workers' Recovery (tags)
Stocks are booming; the Dow Jones soared past 11,000; the very wealthy are bursting from their financial seams. Meanwhile, mass unemployment continues, with 95,000 more jobs -- mostly teachers -- lost in September. As millions of Americans sink into desperation, President Obama continues to preach the good word of optimism, based on the gospel of "private sector job growth."
The Real Significance of the One Nation Rally (tags)
How are we to interpret the massive One Nation demonstration in Washington D.C. on October 2nd? Was this a rally to elect Democrats? A progressive movement hijacked by the Democratic Party? Or something else?
BTL:Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Opponents Work to Generate Clean Energy (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Jerry Brown Widens the Chasm Between Labor and the Democratic Party (tags)
With the November elections rapidly approaching, most Americans are unimpressed and uninvolved, having concluded that elections have changed little in their struggling lives, despite all the promises of politicians.
US Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Dismisses Obama’s Jobless Recovery (tags)
Alexander says financing the war and the U.S. occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan is costing U.S. jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars that could be used to rebuild and repair our nation’s infrastructure; “The war and occupation is taking the U.S. economy into a full scale depression.”
Crisis as Permanent State (tags)
The Federal Reserve pumped far more than a trillion without stimulating the economy. 250,000 new jobs must be created month after month to reach the 4.7% unemployment rate before the crisis. 125,000 persons stream on the labor market every month.
USAID: Funding Offshoring/Outsourcing of American Jobs to Sri Lanka (tags)
USAID is giving money to Sri Lanka to "train tech workers" who will eventually take American jobs away.
Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Proposing a ‘Better Deal’ for Economic Recovery (tags)
Stewart Alexander says “The struggles for working people are global; we need global solutions. In the 21st Century, it has become necessary to reorganize the entire world banking system.” To meet the growing needs of working people, Alexander is proposing the creation of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) to help eliminate poverty and to meet the basic needs of working people and the long term needs for seniors.
PHILIPPINES: Keeping an eye on Aquino’s commitment to change (tags)
MANILA - The new administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III begins with an extremely high trust rating of 88 percent – higher than any of the post-dictatorship presidents. This is a measure of people’s belief in the commitment of the Aquino administration to reverse the anti-poor policies implemented during the regime of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
22 Statistics (tags)
We urgently need alternatives to a future of stagnation and deficits. The community centers in Vancouver B.C. have a multiplier effect as surrogate counseling and class possibilities. Social justice, solidarity and sharing open doors.
U.S. Socialist Stewart Alexander Will Run for President in 2012 (tags)
Stewart Alexander says, as president he will focus on creating good paying jobs for working people repairing the nation’s infrastructure, creating jobs in the building and construction industry, and developing mass transportation. He will also work with Congress to address immigration reform and to create stronger relations with our southern neighbors. To address the needs of a global economy, Alexander says he will introduce a plan to establish a Universal Basic Income to alleviate poverty and homelessness.
What “Jobless Recovery” Means in Capitalism (tags)
The phrase “jobless recovery” entered the capitalist lexicon in 2002. But since then nobody want to be associated with these phrase. Although a lot of economist tried to use this term as a byword. Still noboy want to own up to this infamous phrase. The term “jobless recovery “ had been associated with the terms of momentary statistical growth and corporate profits on books of accounts and in the stock market rather than in terms of production, employment and improvement of the people's living conditions.
PHILIPPINES: Unions urge Noynoy to prioritize ‘full employment,’ (tags)
Unions urge Noynoy to prioritize ‘full employment,’ not to renege on his ‘people’s mandate’
tough on the system (tags)
Corruption, callousness and cynicism reeking from every pore of the system has become almost impossible to miss even by the masses of benighted Americans who continue to believe that the American Way of Life‚ "despite its flaws", remains the best that humankind can achieve in terms of self-governance.
In the Streets for Human Rights: A People Without Borders (tags)
The recent immigrant rights demonstration in San Diego May 1 was inspiring, but a real solution to the immigration question will come only when we can disenthrall the American people from hateful corporate propaganda that pits disadvantaged groups against each other and convinces millions of Americans that their economic and social problems are caused by people below them, not people above. So-called “illegal” immigrants are just another in the long line of scapegoats corporate and Right-wing propagandists invoke to keep people confused and lead them to challenge each other instead of their corporate overlords.
Memorandums on Alternative Economic Policy (tags)
The social state, solidarity, sharing and social justice open doors while neoliberal deregulation leads to exploding inequality, generalized insecurity and disappearance of the public spirit.
"Campaign against the Weak" (tags)
Social justice, solidarity and sharing opens doors. We have to do some rethinking. The social state does not create the problems that efficient workers are lacking and jobs for many are lacking. Mass unemployment is a social declaration: "We don't need you."
Social State as Home (tags)
This society cannot afford to dismantle the social state. The social state guarantees inner peace. The strength of a people is measured by the well-being of the weak, those not born with a silver spoon. Solidarity, social justice and equal opportunities are key words and open doors.
March 4 Socialist Program to Defend Education (tags)
On March 4, students and workers throughout California and the US will demonstrate against the attack on public education and increases in tuition that are making a college education unaffordable for the majority of working class youth.
UFCW Delivers Food to Locked Out Miners in Desert (tags)
In a strong show of solidarity, the UFCW (the retail stores and food union) delivered 500 bags of groceries to miners who have been locked out of their jobs by their boss, Rio Tinto.
Boron, CA Miners Lockout (tags)
On January 30th, the Rio Tinto company locked miners out of their jobs mining borax in the California desert city of Boron, CA.
Remarks by Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO, National Press Club, Washington, DC (tags)
Our economy does not work without good jobs, so we must take action now to restore workers' voices in America. The systematic silencing of American workers by denying our right to form unions is at the heart of the disappearance of good jobs in America. We must pass the Employee Free Choice Act so that workers can have the chance to turn bad jobs into good jobs, and so we can reduce the inequality which is undermining our prospects for stable economic growth. And we must do it now—not next year, not even this summer. Now.
Journalism, Redistribution and Social Generosity (tags)
"The earth does not belong to people; people belong to the earth." (chief Seattle)> Nature is not a free good, external or sink but our living mother and basis for future human life. Alternative economics and community centers could lead us out of the dystopia of imperial wars.
Protecting Capitalists or the Welfare State (tags)
Banks and hedge brought disaster upon themselves and their customers with their "innovations" and financial products.. Financial management may never be uncoupled from the real economy and lead a life of its own without economic justification or social responsibility.
A Surge in Demands on Government for Jobs (tags)
Thanks to the government bailout, bankers and brokers are now self-righteously pocketing their record bonuses, reassured by Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein that they are doing “God’s work” (The New York Times, November 17, 2009). There is no humility in these quarters. Yet working people continue to be battered by relentlessly rising unemployment, caused by an economic crisis they had no part in creating. Officially the rate stands at 10.2 percent with the unofficial rate hovering around 17.5 percent, since it also includes part-time workers wanting full-time work and those who are discouraged and no longer looking for work. Both statistics are on the verge of rising.
New Study Shows Ten States Face Fiscal Crisis (tags)
Crises in states worsen
The claimed connection between profits, investments and jobs is not right. Orders-literally demand-are more important than the profits that are investede for the creation of jobs. Market radicals repress market and system failure.
Centinela Hospital workers petition to quit SEIU and join NUHW (tags)
Caregivers cite SEIU corruption, labor law violations, and secrecy around recent contract failure
Alexander: It’s Time to Save California’s Automobile Industry (tags)
Mary McIlroy, a candidate in the California 10th Congressional District race, has strongly opposed the closure of the Toyota NUMMI plant; the plant closure would affect tens of thousands of workers in her district which covers Alameda and other surrounding counties. Mary McIlroy, the Peace and Freedom Party candidate, says, “It is not too late to save these jobs and save the plant from closing.” Toyota has scheduled the plant closure for March 2010.
California’s Unemployment at 60 Year High, at Depression Levels (tags)
The news out of Washington is suggesting that the bottom of the economic decline is here, and last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke stated that the “economy is leveling out;” however, the people with the Peace and Freedom Party, based in California, is dismissing the Federal Reserve report as propaganda that will only benefit Wall Street.
Growing Poverty and Despair in America (tags)
what the dominant media won't tell you
World Bankers Agree: The Recession is Over...Maybe (tags)
Few would consider the opinions of the world's central bankers to be unbiased or even accurate. These self-proclaimed wise men of international finance didn't see the recession coming until it blew up in their faces - a blast that destroyed their credibility. Nevertheless, it is interesting to hear them talk, not because they're fun to listen to, but because of "the messaging" that rich investors use religiously in placing their stock market bets, while the rest of us are given a calming sermon, so that the bankers' lackeys - the politicians - may continue ruining the country uncontested.
California Budget Crisis (tags)
A petition to Governor Schwarzenegger and State Legislature regarding the California budget crisis
California Showing No Signs of Economic Recovery (tags)
It is important to note that most of California’s economic woes have less to do with the national recession; California has a leadership problem in Sacramento. Under the leadership of Governor Schwarzenegger, California’s economy has been suffering a continuous decline. Governor Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature have led California into a sea of red ink and have protected special interested groups over the public’s interest.
Los Angeles Teacher Hunger Strike Carries On. Days 14,16 and 17 Photos (tags)
LAUSD Rescinds 505 Cuts But 2500 Jobs Still Headed For Termination Next Week. Overcrowding Chaos Looms Large on the 2010 - 2011 Horizon
Making Sense of a U.S. Owned General Motors (tags)
Now that the United States owns General Motors, many are asking, “What’s in it for taxpayers?” This is an extremely good question, considering that taxpayers may spend up to $100 billion [!] towards a company that’s currently worth around $450 million. (Wall Street Journal, 6/02/09) This large discrepancy in numbers means, obviously, that taxpayers could lose tremendous amounts of “investment” money if Obama’s “profit first” plan is put into effect. What is this plan? Strip the company to a fraction of its former self, using far fewer workers and making far less money in the hopes that GM will then out-compete the foreign competition on the world market.
Bailout Jobs, Not Banks! (tags)
The real state of German public finance is kept secret from the public although the public should pay the bill. Union leaders parrot the fairy-tale of the evil bankers who alone caused the whole debacle. Automakers produce for the storage yard
GM's Turn on Obama's Chopping Block (tags)
The alarm bells should be ringing day and night about what’s being prepared at General Motors — the ripple effects could produce tidal waves. The Obama administration has made no secret about its plans for GM: the Chrysler bankruptcy was the “test case,” and now Obama’s Wall Street buddies inside the Auto Task Force plan to replicate it. The vast implications of the Chrysler bankruptcy went unnoticed by the mainstream media, concerned as it was with the convenient hype provided by Swine Flu.
"Low-Wage Capitalism" Author Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Fred Goldstein, contributing editor of the Workers' World newspaper and author of the new book "Low-Wage Capitalism," spoke at the Malcolm X Library April 18 and described the current economic collapse as a classic "crisis of overproduction" in the Marxist sense. Though Wall Street greed and the bursting of the housing bubble played a part, he said, the real cause was the capitalist class's success in driving working people's wages down, not only in the U.S. but worldwide, to the point where workers can no longer afford to consume the products they produce. He called for a mass progressive movement to make explicit economic demands, especially jobs.
Never Forever 21 Action: Round 3 4/25/09 (tags)
The South Central Farm is the people's land, given to us by Mayor Tom Bradley, in 1993 after the Los Angeles Uprising. The people built an inner-city paradise, the nation's largest urban farm. In 2006, Mayor Bradley's promise was broken: the Los Angeles City Council took the land away and gave it to a developer to build a mammoth shipping center for the sweatshop clothing manufacturer Forever 21. We're here today to tell Forever 21 that we won't work for sweatshops, that we are Farmers. We are the people: the Farm is our land!
City Plan Commission Approves South Side Comprehensive Plan (tags)
Menomonee Valley proposed development would not provide enough jobs needed for the district, according to Carolyn Seboe, HNTB Consulting
A Union for the Jobless (tags)
With unemployment in LA over 10%, and probably closer to 20% in our working class communities, the time has come for an organization for the unemployed. Harry Kelber is a writer whose been in the labor movement since the 1930s, a real veteran.
Obama Breaks His Promises on Outsourcing (tags)
Obama, the man who won the presidency on a platform of reform has reneged on yet one more promise -- the promise to oppose outsourcing.
"Like the Shipwreck of the Titanic" (tags)
Around five million Americans have no job. "If nothing is done," the president warns, "the unemployment rated will soon be in double-digits." Whoever is unemployed in the US usually loses his health insurance and is threatened with personal bankruptcy.
Rejected proposal to create more jobs (tags)
Against PCA of Employment voted members Ademar Traiano (PSDB), Douglas Fabrício (PPS), Durval Amaral (DEM), Antonio Scanavacca (PDT), Luiz Carlos Martins (PDT), Marcelo Rangel (PPS), Plautus Miro (DEM) , Reni Pereira (PSB) and Valdir Rossoni (PSDB). These Members will be responsible for the layoffs of workers from now on, is the conclusion we have by now.
What has occurred throughout the U.S. is much more than an economic decay. It is a national lifestyle change.
The California Water Wars: Not A Conflict Between Fish and People (tags)
Is the cost of destroying the thousands of jobs provided to the economy by California and Oregon fisheries, the tourist industry, and Delta and Sacramento Valley farms worth providing subsidized water to corporate agribusiness to irrigate toxic, drainage impaired land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley?
CRISIS RAISES RISK OF SOCIAL UNREST IN ASIA (tags)
The global economic crisis heightens the potential for social unrest in Asia, where millions of people suddenly out of work will demand governments take swift and decisive action, analysts said.In the Philippines, of the country’s 36 million labor force, an estimated 40,000 to 200,000 workers are expected to lose their jobs this year, the National Economic and Development Authority said.
Is revolution brewing in America? (tags)
As things deteriorate around the globe economically Americans are starting to realize what a bad place they are finding themselves in and that Americans for the first time since the great depression are losing jobs at an alarming rate, losing their homes, savings and the way of life they have grown accustom to
The Great Chance: Basic Guaranteed Income (tags)
How else should the economy and society become more sustainable without a partial turning away from the growth society of more and more? The de-acceleration of work and life is necessary. A basic income could initiate both.
Republican Senators Say They Will Hold Up Solis Nomination. (tags)
We say Solis For Labor Secretary Now!
A Trillion Dollar Recovery (tags)
This article by the editor of The Nation was published 12/31/2008.
On the Financial Crisis in the 20:80 Society (tags)
The question is how we deal with the 20:80 society, not whether the 20:80 society is coming because the development is irreversible. In the long-term, work will disappear.. Jobless growth has become the normal condition.The end of work can be a great leap for humanity.
Stewart Alexander will Enter 2010 Race for California Governor (tags)
During the 2006 California Election, Stewart A. Alexander was a candidate for California lieutenant governor; Alexander was on the statewide ballot representing the Peace and Freedom Party. During the 2008 General Election, Stewart Alexander was the U.S. vice presidential candidate for Socialist Party USA. Now, as the State of California continues to reel in a deepening financial crisis, Alexander believes he is the right person to be the next California governor.
The crisis hits the auto industry (tags)
A didactic drama about jobs
Alexander Wants Jobs for Local Communities, Construction Industry (tags)
Once again Stewart A. Alexander is rejecting the continuous flow of U.S. dollars to bailout banks and corporate America; instead, Alexander says any public funds should go to local communities to help working people, creating jobs in the building and construction industry. Alexander says the U.S. government should establish a $1 trillion fund to make available low interest loans for home improvements; this would create jobs across America and benefit local communities.
Global economy collapsing along with the world financial system (tags)
Conditions are going to get considerably more difficult for Americans. Chapman says in 2 years 25% to 38% of all Americans will be out of work and living or waiting outside homeless shelters for a place to sleep. Tens of thousands including the elderly or single women and children will be homeless and hungry.
533 JOBS LOST IN NOVEMBER, the MOST IN 30 YEARS (tags)
Labor Department statistics show that U.S. employers have cut 1.2 million jobs in the last three months. 'This was much worse than was expected,' one analyst says.
Sharp drop in migrants’ money transfers from US (tags)
Mexico depends on migrants' remittances for eight percent of its Gross Domestic Product compared to 12 percent in Guatemala and no less than 18 percent of El Salvador's GDP. And these are the official statistics, which do not include US dollars passing the US border under car mats.
Racism, Immigration, and Profit (tags)
People are rightly confused about the issue of immigration -- it is a complex phenomenon and many things need to be considered. Often times, there seem to be equally compelling arguments and statistics on either side of the issue, creating even more confusion. Unfortunately, the immigration debate is often tinged or even marred by racism - usually subtly, sometimes openly. This feeling finds a receptive audience not because of prejudice, but out of fear. Indeed, racism cannot exist without fear. We believe that, at bottom, recent immigration-related topics -- from ballot measures to border fences -- directly or indirectly contain elements of racism and fear. Unraveling the basis for this fear, as well as those in charge of creating it, is essential if one is to make an informed decision on the immigration question. While doing this, we will attempt to uncover the deeper reasons that have created the atmosphere that has projected this issue on to center stage.
Changing the Rules to Keep the Ruling Class in the Drivers Seat (tags)
A better solution would be to cancel all debts.
Alert: FDA OKs Irradiated Spinach, EPA Sued 4 B Collapse Cover-up (tags)
Latest issue of OCA newsletter "Organic Bytes" alerts consumers about FDA approval of irradiated spinach, and features the lawsuit against the EPA for covering up the bee colony collapse. Other articles include victory gardens to support food independence.
Long Beach Mass Action, July 10 Displays Community Unity (tags)
More than 600 people turned out in a two-hour march-rally last July 10 proving that the community is “the heart of Long Beach” The march led by the Long Beach Coalition for Better Jobs and Healthy Communities started with a picket at the Hilton Hotel at around 5:00 PM . Then the coalition marched to the Long Beach light house near the Aquarium of the Pacific where they held an hour long rally. Led by Hilton Hotel workers who are organizing themselves, Filipinos, Latinos, African- American hotel workers demanded hotel administration neutrality over their efforts to organize themselves.
VP Candidate: Congress receives failing grade on flood disasters (tags)
Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party deeply regret the unfortunate events that have created a great lost for so many in the Midwest. Both socialist parties are demanding that Congress end the funding for the illegal Iraq War and invest in socially useful jobs that will create employment opportunities and good paying jobs for millions of working people rebuilding the U.S. infrastructure and providing immediate relief for all flood victims.
Advice to the Unemployed (tags)
Advice to the counter-corporatists.
Making Sense of Barack Obama, What He Says and the American Dilemma (tags)
I need to preface this commentary and say that I have been a member of the Republican Party since the Eisenhower administration of the 1950's.
Socialists: Working people don’t need stimulus checks (tags)
The recent action taken by President Bush and the Feds, to reduce the time that 130 million Americans will need to wait before receiving their welfare checks, is another indication of the critical state the U.S. economy is now experiencing. Socialists believe it is necessary to create good paying jobs for working people rather than mailing millions of people a one time welfare check. Socialists have called for higher minimum wages and developing socially useful jobs for all working people.
April 2008 Hollywood To The Docks (tags)
LA unions will be having a mass march from Hollywood to the LA docks to back workers who have contracts expiring this year.
Inequality and Equal Opportunity: A German Perspective (tags)
A fifth of Germans no longer believe the national economy is just. With false signals, false promises and false goals, politics kindles the feeling of injustice. The idea of equal opportunity turns out to be the grand delusion of Germany.
The Populist Surge (tags)
In the state that will kick off the presidential election this week, it's not a good time to be part of the moneyed elite--even in the Republican Party.
Just one question! Who is going to invade the USA? (tags)
Well is probably part of the government jobs program for over paid generals and military leaders.
Socialists: Feds Offering Little for U.S. Economic Recovery (tags)
It is extremely unlikely that working people will benefit from the economic package presented by President Bush; millions of working people are presently behind on house payments, auto payments and are finding it difficult to pay monthly bills, including the cost for food, gas and fuel for home heating. Today, a majority of working class people are living from check to check and are struggling to keep up with the cost of living.
Labor Day Hypocrisy (tags)
Government and business mock labor's day.
The War on Working Americans - Part II (tags)
Part II of how American workers are losing out.
California Becoming a Tale of Two States (tags)
Two reports highlight decline of middle-income jobs and growth of poverty-level and high-income jobs, and increasing social polarization.
The High Social Cost of Low Corporate Taxes (tags)
It is now taken for granted that social services in the U.S. will be under-funded – if they are funded at all. This isn’t because average people think that such things are unimportant, but because we’ve been taught by “our” representatives in government that even a miniscule social safety net is economically impossible (it is never explained why – it just is). As this approach continues to dominate mainstream political life, the living standards of working people everywhere are being destroyed, and the meager reforms politicians have always promised us have devolved into even tinier crumbs and counter-reforms. Indeed, reforms that benefit the working class seem to be impossible in Washington now-a-days, precisely at a time when the wealth of the country has never been greater. To make sense out of such irrationality, one has to consider that this issue isn’t limited to the 50 states of the U.S. – it’s an international problem, and its cause is no accident.
Filipino workers slam Arroyo for its consistent failure to clip the jobs crisis (tags)
A dismal failure! This is the verdict of workers belonging to the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) as they slammed the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) administration ahead of her State of the Nation Address (SONA) for its consistent failure to clip the jobs crisis.
Chrysler, Globalization, and Labor's response (tags)
The UAW will confront Detroit auto makers at the bargaining table in July for a new national contract. In what will prove to be one of the UAW’s biggest challenges since the union’s birth, this contract will bear the imprint of the wholesale restructuring of the American auto industry. When Cerberus Capital Management paid $7.4 billion to take control of Chrysler on May 13, 2007, the challenge to the Union was official: “Are you ready to negotiate with a private equity firm which specializes in gutting troubled companies?” The UAW’s position on Chrysler will undoubtedly influence negotiations with General Motors and Ford. Cerberus wants to cut costs to make money off its investment. Contract talks open up a golden opportunity for the bosses to cut costs at the expense of the workers on the assembly lines. Cutting benefits which previous generations sacrificed, fought for and in some instances, died for, is what is at risk for auto workers in 2007.
Letter to the international labour movement (tags)
On May 31, at 7:00 am, 150 police armed to the teeth invaded Cipla, a factory controlled by the workers, and "installed" an administrator appointed by the federal judge at the request of the INSS (Social Security). The management elected by the workers along with other selected workers were expelled or prevented from entering the plant. Armed terror has been imposed in the factory. One of the first measures taken by the administrator was to cover with a black canvas the plaque at the entrance of the factory which said: "CIPLA, company controlled by the workers." A marvelous national and international compaign demanding the end of the intervention at Cipla was launched just a few hours after the Federal Police carried out their war operations. Messages began to arrive to the Lula government and the Minister of Justice, Tarso Genro, who is responsible for the Federal Police and Luis Marinho, Minister of Social Security, from whose ministry the request for the intervention in Cipla came. Messages were also sent to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Carlos Lupi. This strong and immediate reaction gave us the strength and energy to organize the resistance against these riduculous events.
Do We Need a New Social System? (tags)
Only half of all employees today (in Germany) enjoy the old standard job.. The erosion of normal working conditions has been underway since the middle of the 1970s.. The basic income is the answer to the precariousness of working conditions.
Maxxam Inc. Escapes CA for TX with Stolen Forests, Jobs & $$$ (tags)
Recent attempts by Maxxam Corporation to abscound with billions in profits as Pacific Lumber Chptr 11 Bankruptcy hearings begin. The location of the hearings should be in CA near the PL workers and their affected ecosystem where the damage occurred, yet Maxxam CEO Hurwitz engineered a ghost corporation 'Scotia Development' to hijack the right to attend bankruptcy hearings from the jobless PL workers..
Kucinich on the Issues: Make 2008 the year of We the People (tags)
The problems facing America today are many, but they can be solved with a President that has the best interests of all Americans at heart. Too many politicians are tied to corporate interests, depending on these vested interests to finance their campaign, which adversely affects the Politician's stance on issues. From ending the war in Iraq, to providing Universal Health Care, Dennis Kucinich's platform is based on what is good for the people, not the corporations. please read the issues and download a copy for friends and family.
Optimism in the Kingdom of Phantasies (tags)
The credit-financing of the worldwide takeover batlles has built a gigantic bankrupt-cy potential in the private equity funds that can lead to a chain reaction in 2007. The hard landing of the consumer economy in the US seems programmed.
Mr. President Luís Inácio Lula Da Silva, (tags)
Brazilian entrepreneurs, workers and unemployeds, we need workmanships, projects and initiatives that multiply chances, wages, jobs and businesses, and this will not happen in desirable speed while the Union to spend, as in the year of 2006, 490 billion
Good health, secured jobs and shelter not on urban poor's vocabulary-- KADAMAY (tags)
Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) Chairperson Carmen Nanay Mameng Deunida, a staunch critic of Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, sarcastically agreed to the statement made by Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye that the president is "healthier" than most of her critics. Hindi kaduda-duda na mas malusog siya dahil kaming mga mahihirap na lalong naghihirap sa ilalim ng kanyang administrasyon ay hindi lamang nilulugmok ng pagkakasakit, kawalan ng serbisyong pangkalusugan kundi dulot na rin ng malawakang kawalan ng trabaho at patuloy na demolisyon sa aming mga tahanan," Deunida furiously said as another 300 families in Brgy. 169 in Malibay, Pasay today faces violent demolition. Deunida said that good health, secured jobs and homes are not on the urban poor's vocabulary.
HELP BAN STRIP MINING IN TENNESSEE (tags)
help us abolish strip mining
Wartime military spending fuels economy (tags)
War is good for the military police state? Well good for the people that supply the military war machine!
Open Letter to the Rulers in Germany (tags)
We were almost convinced we really had the same interests as your corporations, banks and politicians. We almost believed that all our desires could become reality in capitalism.
A symbol of American manufacturing’s decline: Ford to slash 44,000 jobs (tags)
Ford Motor Company on Friday announced a plan to drastically downsize its North American operations, cutting about a third of its salaried employees and offering buyouts to all of its hourly workers in the United States. The move—an acceleration and intensification of the company’s “Way Forward” plan announced in January—is aimed at cutting annual operating costs by $5 billion.
FILIPINO TECH-VOC GRADS END UP WITH LOW PAY (tags)
Technical vocational courses supply the pool of skilled reserve labor that services multinational firms which transferred the labor-intensive part of their production processes to low-wage countries like the Philippines according to the militant labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU).
response to my article invasion or immigration (tags)
surviving the bush democracy (tags)
Jan Perry's Mean Streak (tags)
For the last 3 years Jan Perry has attempted to thumb the South Central Farmers, but it appears that they have really brought out the true nature of the "Shirley Temple Black" of the City Council.
Evolution and the Antis (tags)
Evolution has had little affect on the xenophobic mind in that past 100 years. Indeed, knowledge and understanding have also fallen short of reaching the advent xenophobic trend.
oldie but goodie (tags)
The REAL Assault on Marriage: Top 10 Ways Bush & Co. Have Undermined Marriage (tags)
This article was first published in July of 2003 when the US Senate first took the issue of a constitutional ban on gay marriage up as a diversion from deteriorating conditions in Iraq. And now, after three more years of the Bush cartel, it is even more relevant today.
Lt. Governor Candidate Is Pro Small Business (tags)
California and America must focus on protecting small businesses; at stake are jobs and $100’s billions in earnings for millions of American families. Stewart Alexander wants to provide California small businesses State financial assistance ranging from $50 to $500 thousand, and marketing assistance from State, local governments and private organizations.
MinuteKlan Protest Blacks and Latinos (tags)
Minuteman Rally against the National Conference on Latino and African American Race Relations Forum.
Schwarzenegger Leaves Poor, Middle Class Behind (tags)
Governor Schwarzenegger has lead the State of California during a period of economic growth however the conditions for the poor and middle classes have been on the decline during the governor term in office and inflation has soared to monumental levels. The governor boasts how well the economy is doing but he has not seen the poor in the neighborhoods of Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego. He has not seen the homeless in Riverside, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara. Their ranks are growing daily.
The Price of the Ticket (tags)
The Price of the Ticket Immigrants on the march today threaten to go the way of the Irish, the Italian and the Jewish: they may pay the price of the ticket for American citizenship by yielding to a racial hierarchy that leaves Blacks at the bottom.
More Lies from the Antis (tags)
Kimberly-Clark heir Congressman James Sensenbrenner would have you believe that Americans are losing their jobs to undocumented workers. But it is his corporation, and those like it, that are the real culprits.
The implications of the immigrant demonstrations for the class struggle in America (tags)
The demonstrations, strikes and boycotts by immigrant workers in cities across the United States are an indication of a sharpening of the class struggle, both in the US and internationally. Literally millions took to the streets May 1 in cities from Los Angeles to New York, Miami to Seattle and scores of towns in between. This mass protest movement, which has been building since March, is without precedent in both its size and its national scope.
Alexander: Developing Plans for Inland Empire (tags)
The 21st Century got off to a troubling start, war, immigration issues and skyrocketing gasoline prices; now Stewart Alexander wants to get going in the fast lane, building electric cars, hydrogen SUV’s, electric rail systems, and rebuilding the region of the Inland Empire of Southern California. Alexander says the gasoline game has forced U.S. citizens to make some important decisions and now the choice is to build a better America.
Racism runs deep (tags)
Immigration opponents hiding behind the myth of stolen jobs and lost wages.. The research shows that immigration only has a tiny negative impact on local wages.
HOSTILE TAKEOVER - THE CORPORATE CONTROL OF SOCIETY AND HUMAN LIFE (tags)
HOW PREDATORY GIANT CORPORATIONS DESTROY SOCIETY AND PEOPLE
The End of Security (tags)
The state has a social nature and isn't only a security and power state. If the state is reduced to a trough or waterboy for capital, the class compromise is dissolved and justice becomes an abstraction. Neoliberal myths legitimate the growing precariousness
Regarding Ted Hayes and 'Black' Minutemen (tags)
"The earth was created by the assistance of the sun, and it should be left as it was... The country was made without lines of demarcation, and it is no man's business to divide it..." --Chief Joseph, NEZ PERCE
Immigration Policy: Send Us Your Poor, They Will Wind Up in Iraq (tags)
They are coming by the millions from all over the world. Let them come here. Let them find that there are not enough jobs. They will find the military to be the last resort when their welfare is cut off. And let them acquire Gulf War Syndrom (radiation sickness from uranium munitions).! It works just fine in the minds of the neo-cons.
Unions and the Growth Mania (tags)
The more productivity advances, the less labor is needed to realize a certain growth rate.. A de-acceleration can reduce the increase of labor productivity and lead to more employment.. A strategy beyond growth should be developed.
Lack of job stability, future, basic social income and freedom (tags)
Some ideas about lack of job stability, future, basic social income and freedom.
Illegal Alien Anglos in Mexico (tags)
Immigration Harms Black America (tags)
Dr. Anderson will be appearing at: Eso Won Books 3655 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90016 Friday, March 31, 2006, 6:30 p.m.
California - Automobile Industry Partnership Proposed (tags)
The Peace and Freedom Party candidate for California lieutenant governor is proposing a 75 billion dollar plan to revive the American automobile industry and to bring good paying jobs back to California. Unlike the Arnold Schwarzenegger, Phil Angelides and Steve Wesley, Alexander believes California needs a plan and a vision to build California and to help working people.
The Land Needs a New Vision (tags)
In capitalism, production is for the market instead of for satisfying needs..The postulate `Work as cheap as possible and at the worst possible conditions' leadsus back to the 19h century. We are far removed today from the watchword More Time for Living and Loving'.
Memorandum 2005: Alternative Economic Policy (tags)
In Germany and the US, the corporation is often stylized as the suffering servant. The market is made sacrosanct; all problems are defined as interferencs with the market. Profits soar and investments fall. Corporations pay increasingly less tax.
Report: Housing Will Slow, Claiming 800,000 Jobs (tags)
LOS ANGELES -- A sustained decline will hit the U.S. housing market next year, costing the nation as many as 800,000 jobs, according to a new economic report released Wednesday.
Competition leads to Unemployment without Taxation (tags)
To create jobs, the profits from the Common Market must be brought back into the economy as investments.. Competition leads to higher unemployment without the recycling of profits.
Against the Neoliberal "Modernization" of the Labor Market (tags)
he predicted employment effects of the neoliberal strategy do not go beyond expanding low-wage sectors and under-employment.
Labor Market Voodoo (tags)
Possible counter-measures against structural mass unemployment and an army of marginalized working poor are well-known: public investment programs, a legal minimum wage and redistribution of labor through reduced working hours.
Lifelong Work (tags)
Pension schemes and the labor market are in an irreconcilable opposition. This schizoid argumentation has long sunk into mass con-sciousness..A society with the highest productivity of world history chains seniors to production longer than in the Middle Ages.
Stop the WTO Negotiations! Save Jobs! (tags)
After ten years under the WTO, unemployment has increased everywhere in the world..Many transnational businesses try to distance themselves from responsibility for working conditions by outsourcing work.. Joy to the world, not only to the superrich!
Free Trade Endangers Jobs Worldwide (tags)
Free strade in agriculture means export orientation and mass production instead of giving priority to food security and qualitatively high-grade regional food production.
PROFESSIONALS TO BE UNEMPLOYED (tags)
US Senate Slits American Workers' Throats
true friends (tags)
buy a dog it cheaper then selling Guns
Global Capitalism: the Scourge of Democracy (tags)
global capitalism is an economic Colt 45 for the times
ANTHEM TO BENEFIT AMERICA’S HOMELESS (tags)
FOUR-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER, GOSPEL SUPERSTAR, EDWIN HAWKINS MAKES A MUSICAL APPEAL TO HELP AMERICA’S HOMELESS
Announcing the release of “People In Need”recorded by Gospel Superstar Edwin Hawkins, Gospel Diva Tramaine Hawkins and the world renowned Edwin Hawkins Singers to benefit hurricane survivors and America’s homeless.
Shareholder Value (tags)
Since unemployment has reached an unparalleled dimension under the combination of increased productivity, global wage dumping, weakened unions and non-existent system competition, I prefer a radical redistribution of work and income.
Labor and civil rights groups: We demand jobs, justice in Gulf (tags)
Oct. 29 rally in Baton Rouge to demand a ‘new direction’ for U.S. Gulf Coast union leaders hailed an action campaign launched by the AFL-CIO Sept. 30 to defend workers’ wages and rebuild their hurricane-torn states while turning the nation in a new direction that puts “people before profits.”
Facts About Undocumented Immigrants (tags)
The Antis will have you believe that undocs drain the US economy, but facts show that they pay more into the Tax machine then they take out.
Fa;se Hopes: The Debate about Growth (tags)
"Developed industrial countries do not need global economic growth but a better distribution of economic success.. The dependence of tax revenues and social spending on economic growth is a homemade fairytale.."
A Second Economy: Overcoming the Hurricane of Unemployment (tags)
"One of the problems since the so-called turn of 1989 is that the market is regarded as an ultimate natural law. The whole world was required to transform their economies into market economies.."
Working Three Hours a Day is Enough (tags)
"Keynes predicted 60 years ago that three hours work per day would be enough. Instead more than seven million (in Germany) are in a desperate situation.. The system logic is obviously exhausted.."
The Wavering State (tags)
"How can the state finance itself in times of worldwide competition without damaging the national econmy? How can it find the old strength without creating new poverty?.. There is no system-conforming way out of this vicious circle.."
The Market is Unjust (tags)
"New networks arise that support people without locking them in a cage.. We need positive freedom, the freedom to something..For that we must create new institutions. We may not return to the old.."
Help for Americans Who are Losing Jobs to Foriegn Educated Individuials. (tags)
Home Schooling, GED, Middle School, High School everyone needs this book!
Economic Treason - What Kind of Country Destroys the Job Market for Its Own Citizens? (tags)
author: PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS, CounterPunch, July 15, 2005 - The June payroll jobs report did not receive much attention due to the July 4 holiday, but the depressing 21st century job performance of the US economy continues unabated.
An open letter to anti-immigrant groups (tags)
A satirical, but sincere offer to anti-immigrant groups claiming they aren't racists.
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists: Building labor-community unity for progress (tags)
The People's Weekly World interviewed William (Bill) Lucy, president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, at its 34th annual convention in Phoenix, May 29. Martin Frazier, contributing editor, conducted the interview.
Economic Growth Alone Cannot Solve Social Problems (tags)
One of the central questions of this century is: How will we deal with the losers of this economic dynamic so we don't ignore their status as free citizens?.. No country has ever solved social problems by means of economic growth alone.
The Crisis of Work and its Future (tags)
"Producing more with less labor, distributing the fruits of technical progress better, crea-ting a new balance between required work and freely disposable time and giving every-one the possibility for a more relaxed life and more varied jobs are the new goals.."
Is the Social State Ending? (tags)
Socially just means people have comparable chances to develop in their lives, may have work, are protected against the great risks of life and can age with dignity. To that end, social systems and personal effort are necessary.
The Stone of Sisyphus (tags)
The government must act when entrepre-neurial rationality leads to undesired results. Who else can act? The government must renew the jobs program.. The capitalist world economy is in an over-production crisis. Businesses ..are part of social life.
Palmdale, Ca 11/26 - Truly Free Market (tags)
A beautiful fall day, provided us with a perfect backdrop this past Friday, when local community members converged on Courson Park to give and take various items at the "Truly Free Market" including; clothes, mattresses, food, electronics, children's toys, pots and pans, books, and various other items of use.
Middle Class New Working Poor (tags)
America's Middle Class Becomes the New Working Poor
American Dream Slipping Away (tags)
The American Dream Slipping Away from the Middle Class
Bushonomics: 39 million locked in poverty (tags)
1 in 4 families are ‘working poor’ Report calls for minimum wage hike
Building Bridges Radio: The Jobless "Recovery" (tags)
Building Bridges: Your community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
What we need today — a program for working people ELECTION PLATFORM 2004, COMMUNIST PARTY (tags)
This is no ordinary election year. Across our country, people are searching for security, hope and peace.
From plains to shining sea — The call is 'Dump Bush!' (tags)
Social Justice instead of Hartz IV - We Have Alternatives! (tags)
"Millions of jobs are missing in Germany.. This unsocial policy of redistribution from bottom to the top is pursued by the govern-ment and mainstream parties to assure extra profits for the mammoth corporations.. No new jobs will be created.."
Bush Administration Endangers the Middle Class (tags)
"Nation-wide the social descent of many families sees a real threat.. the number of newly created jobs still lags behind the population growth. More Americans have been completely dismissed from the labor market.."
Beating about the Bush (tags)
If party politics is the art of lying (and it is), then for the ordinary person political conventions are to be avoided at all costs. If these were judged by the standards of that other massager of the truth, advertising, then every one would be sued for being misleading.
Bush’s Acceptance Speech: True Lies and Terror , Terror, Terror (tags)
Bush offered up no surprises in his acceptance speech at the RNC, continued to pretend the invasion of Iraq was part of a War on Terror, and promised us more right-wing judges, more international military adventures, and a new attack on the foundation of Social Security.
No jobs, endless war: ‘Bush has made a mess’ From labor to hip-hop, voters mobilize to def (tags)
CHICAGO — Eight thousand Pillowtex workers were thrown out of work a year ago when the textile giant shut its doors.
Bush is his own Enemy (tags)
"In the slipstream of the Iraq war, he carried out one of the greatest tax gifts for the economic elites in the history of the country. He cut pensions and income support and promoted the privatization of schools and the health system. He cut the pay of soldiers.."
Jobs, health care and dignity in a battleground state (tags)
BECKLEY, W.Va. – John and Betty Shumate opened their Beckley home to an out-of-town visitor.
America's Job Wonder is Pure Statistics (tags)
"Everything is only marketing.. The new statistical methods only help marketing to keep the high deficits in the US finacable. The data does not reflect reality in the US.. America wrestles with a so-called double deficit.."
100,000 strikers force SBC to pick up phone (tags)
CHICAGO – Phone giant SBC Communications got the message when 100,000 workers in 13 states put down their headsets and tool belts to hit the streets, transmitting their own powerful message.
Building Bridges Radio -Modest Job Gains Insufficient, America Must Do More (tags)
BUILDING BRIDGES RADIO presents this 27 minutes radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA AUDIO LINK
The Four Day Week (tags)
"The neoliberal medicine Less State and More Market does not work.. That the neoliberal medicine does not heal the economy and society but damages them must be clear to everyone who hasn't suc-cumbed to the neoliberal delusion."
Costly US intel failures continue in Iraq (tags)
Two seperate reports clearly demonstrate that a "process for systematic sharing of intelligence and tactics is badly needed" -- proving that the lessons from 9/11 have not been learned
FALLUJAH EMERGES VICTORIOUS (tags)
According to Fox news channel newswire, Fallujah residents have repeled the attack orderded by the NEW SADDAM and have forced a regime change. Apparantly, Bremer has installed a THIRD SADDAAM to keep an eye on him. I will be watching the THIRD SADDAM. ALSO news from the ONE CHINA.
Kerry catches tax cut mania (tags)
It is highly unlikely that tax breaks would spur much job-creating investment, since employers are reluctant to expand operations while facing overcapacity in almost every industry. Utilization of industrial capacity hit a 20-year low of 74 percent last year, and is barely higher today. Instead of adding jobs, employers are squeezing more from fewer workers, while allowing little or no wage growth.
Organized Labor Rallies Against War (tags)
Hundreds of trade unionists, members of U.S. Labor Against the War, march together in solidarity to demand "Money for jobs and education! End the Occupation!"
Undocumented Workers Are Not The Enemy Of labor (tags)
I submitted the following article to my Local Union newsletter.
Offshoring of jobs a hot issue (tags)
Typically high paid middle class Information Technology workers are learning what blue collar workers have known for decades-- the offshoring of working people's jobs sucks.
Congress abandons millions of jobless (tags)
HAMDEN, Conn. – While the White House backed off empty job creation claims last week, machinists, teamsters, building trades, and municipal workers crowded into the Job Center here, angry at the failure of the Republican-controlled Congress to extend unemployment benefits at a time of high job loss.
Kucinich: the most unreported story of 2004 (tags)
The most underreported story of the 2004 election is the never-give-up, never-give-in campaign of Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) for president. With considerable grassroots support, the Ohio lawmaker has carried his message of world peace, jobs, equality and universal health care across the country. He has done it in the face of a near-total corporate media blackout http://www.pww.org/article/articleview/4838/1/204/
Why War Now? (tags)
The question is not why are we fighting now, but why did we start this fight?
Voters riled by war, health costs, economy (tags)
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Health care, jobs and the Iraq war were the issues on voters’ minds as they turned out in record numbers for the Jan. 27 presidential primaries here. Over 214,000 voted in the Democratic primary, far exceeding any previous year’s total.
Americans respond to State of the Union: What about jobs? (tags)
George W. Bush delivered the 2004 State of the Union speech to Congress and the American people on Jan. 20, and afterwards many people asked: What Union and world was he talking about?
Bushies in spaaaace! (tags)
Just imagine what the moon will be like in a few years. There'll be a Wal-Mart in every crater and a Disneyland at each pole. There'll be a Howard Johnson every five miles and solar powered swimming pools on every street corner. To make it seem like home, there will be vacant factories, rundown tenements and drunks sleeping in dumpsters...
Immigration plan ‘chains workers’ (tags)
The “more compassionate” immigration system for undocumented workers proposed by President George W. Bush on Jan. 7 will grant corporations greater ability to pit U.S. workers against the global work force for domestic jobs, say labor and immigrant rights leaders.
Are you Afraid of Bush? (tags)
This is simply a must read...
Message to Congress: Extend jobless benefits (tags)
WASHINGTON – The New Year was a time of revelry for the corporate rich as government reports confirmed a surge in profits and productivity in the final quarter of 2003. George W. Bush trumpeted the news as proof that his trillions in tax cuts for the wealthy has pulled the nation out of recession.
FTAA – No way! (tags)
In Miami last month, trade ministers from around the Americas gathered for talks on the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Labor rallies to challenge brave new Wal-Mart world (tags)
If Americans can get a DVD player for $29 - as they could this week during a pre-Christmas promotion at Wal-Mart - they are not going to be unduly concerned about whether workers who assembled the gizmo have a dental plan.
US troops are worse than scabs (tags)
A working class perspective on the US anti-war movement's adaptation of the slogan "Support Our Troops"
Cities and states face brutal cutbacks (tags)
BALTIMORE – In what could be called a “Thanksgiving massacre,” public school officials here handed out pink slips to 710 Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) employees. At least 1,000 are expected to have lost their jobs by January.
Poverty and Unemployment in America (tags)
Poverty and Unemployment
W. Virginia steel tests the mettle of Bush (tags)
West Virginians rely on manufacturing jobs, which earn about twice that of retail. But if Bush lifts the tariffs on imported steel, several thousand jobs could be lost in one fell swoop, and Republicans could lose the state in 2004.
[gangbox] LIFE IS CHEAP..BUT CONSTRUCTION DELAYS ARE EXPENSIVE (tags)
LIFE IS CHEAP...BUT CONSTRUCTION DELAYS ARE EXPENSIVE..or, why construction continues to be such a hazardous industry to work in..
The Implosion Of America (tags)
Nearly half a million jobs have gone missing in the information sector since March of 2001. Another 7,000 disappeared in telecommunications. 8,000 have lost jobs in computer systems design, while 10,000 positions in company management went missing.
Two Million More Jobs Headed To India (tags)
"...according to a report by consultants Deloitte Research, two million of the 13 million jobs in financial services will move from the West to India in the next five years."
The White Collar Migration - Part 2 (tags)
US Workers See Hard Times High-Tech Firms Say Outsourcing Crucial To Survival
The White Collar Migration - Part 1 (tags)
As Economy Gains, Outsourcing Surges
Long Queues At US Drive-In Soup Kitchens (tags)
George Bush's America while American's lose their jobs, their homes, and their dignity. OK you neocon appologists...lets hear from YOU.
How To Destroy America (tags)
The Distruction of America by the so called "annointed".
The Collapse of the Middle Class (tags)
There has always been a wealthy elite in this country, and there has always been a gap between the rich and the poor. But the disparities in wealth and income that currently exist in this country have not been seen in over a hundred years. Today, the richest one percent own more wealth than the bottom ninety-five percent, and the CEOs of large corporations earn more than 500 times what their average employees make.
Payrolls plunge 93,000, but unemployment rate edges down (tags)
Catch this: Payrolls plunge 93,000, but unemployment rate edges down. Hellloooooo! The number of people receiving a paycheck goes down but unemployment is down? I don't think so. The two are mutually contradictory.
[gangbox] SCABS OF NEW YORK (tags)
SCABS OF NEW YORK...rat contractors, company unions and the decline of union labor in the Manhattan residential construction sector
Jobs Go Bye-Bye Under Bush (tags)
Another fine example of the ecomomic policies of the cheap labor conservatives.
America's Free Trade Despotism is in the Wings (tags)
"Every decent-paying job in the area is going, going or already gone and I'm faced with taking a job for $6, $7, $8 an hour".
[gangbox] LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION (tags)
LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION...how mass immigration has changed the American building trades
Living on the Edge of Disaster: Being a Poor Working Mother in America (tags)
To be a borderline poverty level working mother is becoming a reality for more and more single, hard working mothers. The edge of financial disaster is becoming familiar territory for millions of women and the families they struggle to support. A desperate scramble for survival is the way a growing sector of the America that is the real backbone of our workforce has to deal with.
Will your job move to India? (tags)
Millions of U.S. jobs will be exported in the coming decade, forecasters say. Here are the jobs that are especially vulnerable, plus 5 that aren't.
Job Losses at Level of Great Depression (tags)
Job Losses at Level of Great Depression Contradict President Bush's Wishful Predictions
Job Losses At Great Depression Level (tags)
The wonders of Bushonomics on display for all. His Father may have been George Herbert Hoover Bush - does this make the current Bush Calvin Coolidge?
CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Buddy, Can You Spare a Job? (tags)
Re: U.S. Jobs - I've got some bad news and I've got some REALLY BAD news...
Between Irag and a Hard Place (tags)
War at home and abroad
Why offshore IT outsourcing can't be stopped (tags)
American programmers and other IT people were outstandingly unsympathetic when factory workers' jobs started going overseas, so the Libertarian techie "dog eat dog" creed requires them to be happy whenever the marketplace finds a way to pay IT workers less and increase business owners' profits.
Jobless? Blame the System, not Yourself! (tags)
"The economy dictates how many will be unemployed because no jobs are available. 10% of the workforce don't get lazy at a certain point of the business cycle..Each downturn sends millions more into unemp-loyment. Unemployment is a social problem."
Another 'Tour de Force' Article from Ann Coulter (tags)
California: The Democrat's Laboratory. The host organism dies.
A Revolutionary View of the California Recall and Bipartisan Budget Crisis (tags)
Don’t Throw Your Vote Away by Giving It to the Democrats or the Republicans! OUT WITH THEM ALL! DON’T VOTE YES OR NO ON THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNORS RECALL The Recall is a Trap to Make Workers Pay for the Capitalist Crisis! VOTE FOR THE SOCIALIST CANDIDATE C.T. WEBER for GOVERNOR! PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY Organize Now to Build a Workers Party!
Germans go west in search of jobs and prosperity (tags)
Although Germany remains a wealthy country packed with well-paid jobs, the options have narrowed for a significant number of people.
Protest message to White House: More jobs, less bull (tags)
CHICAGO – As George W. Bush settles into his Crawford ranch for his carefree, month-long vacation, working families are saddled with worries about jobs, health care and the state of the economy.
Jobless Growth (tags)
"We celebrate the victory over the recession while several hundred thousand employees are dismissed every month', decried Calif congressman Pete Stark. `It would be almost hilarious if it weren't so sad.'..Employers prefer reducing personnel to save costs.."
One in 10 U.S. Tech Jobs May Move Overseas, Report Says (tags)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - One out of 10 jobs in the U.S. computer services and software industry could shift to lower-cost emerging markets such as India or Russia by the end of 2004, a top computer consultancy said on Tuesday.
Congressional Leaders Commemorate 1963 March on Washington (tags)
The diverse group of 200,000 marched peacefully side-by-side for jobs, freedom and equality... "we have and will continue to splinter segregation into a thousand pieces"
On the Human Right to Laziness (tags)
"Paul Lafargue spoke satirically about the first sinister acceleration thrusts of early industry: "All individual and social misery comes from a passion for work. O laziness, be merciful with your endless misery!: O laziness, you are the balm for the pains!"
The Walt Disney Everglades(R) & Georgia Pacific National ForestTM (tags)
Beth Burrows, executive director of the Edmonds Institute (a non-profit, public interest group) asks; "what's next? Privatizing plants? Animals? Human beings?"
Unemployed? Worried? Read On... (tags)
First, we need to remember how wealth is created. The average high school graduate comes out thinking that if they get more of the money others have, then that's the way to create wealth. They don't have a clue about wealth creation, because in most cases, the schools don't teach it, and most of the kid's parents don't know either -- so herewith is a refresher course.
Bush's Fiscal Policy Not Creating New Jobs (tags)
How about that "jobs and growth" plan from the $350 billion in tax cuts that President Bush proposed and Congress signed?
AS THE ECONOMY CRUMBLES - June 16, 2003 (tags)
Summarizing the crappy economic news of the week.
AMonomaniac with a Bad idea-Bush against the Economy (tags)
Bush and the economy
Living Wage Laws Killing Jobs and Businesses (tags)
Local 'Living Wage' ordinances passed by well meaning city councils are killing jobs and businesses. The author of this article is President and CEO of K-BOB'S Steakhouses, a family restaurant chain headquartered in New Mexico, with 26 locations in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma.
Tax Cuts and Class Warfare (tags)
An argument against the beneficial results of tax cuts for the wealthy and trickle-down economics.
RW: U.S.: More Kids In Extreme Poverty (tags)
Jobless rate climbs to nine-year high (tags)
EAST CHICAGO, Ill. – Bruce Gaddy is single. Tony McIntosh is married and has two children. Both live in this working-class suburb, 25 miles south of downtown Chicago. And both are unemployed: Gaddy because his plant closed, McIntosh because he was “down-sized” after working 22 years for AT&T.
We need jobs. We need new jobs. (tags)
I'm not the president or a presidential candidate (and I don't play one on television) but it seems to me to create new jobs, this country needs to create new industries. A tax cut to maintain the current status quo is just not going to change anything. If the demand for existing products isn't there now, why should the demand increase with a tax cut? How many new cars and television sets can any one person buy? Americans just can't keep buying more of what we already have. We've got to get a move on.
Ending The Good Times - Exporting America’s High-Wage Jobs (tags)
The growing ability of U.S. employers to substitute cheaper foreign labor for U.S. labor is putting pressure on U.S. wages and salaries. On April 26 the New York Times reported that the real earnings of those in the top ten percent fell 1.4% over the last year. The real weekly pay for the median worker fell 1.5 percent.
Dying to work: Humanitarian disaster on the desert (tags)
SASABE, Sonora, Mexico – The Sonoran desert has a delicate, haunting beauty. Hundreds of species of birds, cacti and lizards have adapted to survive its lack of water and brutal temperatures exceeding 120 degrees. The list of these desert-hardy species does not include human beings.
Fear of a spiral into Depression as job losses mount (tags)
Dismal sales at Christmas time were propped up by deflationary price cuts, and now the retail sector is among the hardest hit as one third of a million jobs are slashed in February. Not coincidentally, the same rise of the Extreme Right Wing is taking place as was seen during the depression of the 30s, with the same drive to seek relief in aggressive wars of conquest...
US reached debt limit, unemployment rampant (tags)
US national debt nears $6.4 TRILLION limit, so the US Treasury Dept. asks for higher debt ceiling for the Fed Govt; U.S. Economy in Worst Hiring Slump in 20 Years...
AFL-CIO tells Bush and Congress: Get real on the economy (tags)
(see related story below) The AFL-CIO charged in a Jan. 27 report that, despite President Bush’s rosy claims, the economy is in worse shape than it was two years ago when measured by all the key indicators important to working families.
First Annual 1K Race to the Bottom (tags)
The Mobilization for Global Justice and the National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support join forces to fight corporate greed at home and abroad in the First Annual 1K "Race to the Bottom." (Part 1 of 3 / 16 mins)
Help the Watts Garden Club Create Jobs (tags)
With the help of the "Bioneers", the Watts Garden Club has been created in Watts, CA. For over a year now we have networked with the entire Watts Community teaching, networking, informing and enlighting the residents of Watts on many subjects relating to, but not limited to agriculture. We need help to get the word out in the community.
Front-line troops disproportionately white, not black Numbers refute long-held belief (tags)
From USA TODAY http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20030121/4794964s.htm
The Flexible Person (tags)
Hundreds of millions of people are forced to work migration between countries and continents.. People are transformed into socially uprooted vagabonds of markets..Flexibility means ..more output and more stress for less money. From German
Finding the Proletariat in Georgia (tags)
There has been discussion on http://2changetheworld.info around the question of whether or not there is a proletariat in the USA. Are there really people here that have nothing to lose but their chains? Some claim that there is no real proletariat in the USA, but when I look around me I see differently.
National security, or war on workers? (tags)
OAKLAND, Calif. – Like many Filipinos living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Erlinda Valencia found a job at the airport, screening carry-on bags for passengers. She worked for Argenbright Security for 14 years, most of that time at a minimum-wage job, barely able to support her family.
Leftists Working for Poverty! (tags)
Want more poverty in the 3d world? Don't miss the next World Bank protest! Thanks Walter E. Williams! We are so lucky to have you.
November 5 battle cry: Defeat the right wing (tags)
People's Weekly World Newspaper, Oct 19, 2002 Interviews with labor, civil rights, women’s and peace organizations reveal a concerted nationwide campaign to maximize voter turnout in the Nov. 5 elections in an effort to wrest control of the House of Representatives from the Republican right wing and increase the one-vote Democratic margin in the Senate. A net gain of seven seats will give the Democrats control of the House.
5 deaths of longshore workers prove hazardous conditions (tags)
There have been 5 deaths of longshore workers this year on the docks, demonstrating the hazardous working conditions. The World Socialist Website provides one perspective on what is to be done.
West Coast Ports Stay Shut (tags)
Shippers: W. Coast Ports Stay Shut - Sun Sep 29,11:35 PM ET - By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writer
Short ILWU Analysis- whats at stake (tags)
The ILWU may be "only" 10,500 strong, but it's arguably one of the strongest and most militant unions in the US. It's never a good idea to get hysterical, but this is definitely a serious threat.
PMA reject agreement, Closes West Coast ports (tags)
From the ILWU website. KPCC also reported on this. What does it mean? Are the ports closed?
Tenants Are Taking Charge in California (tags)
A new movement is building across the state of California in response to one of the most severe housing crises in the Country.
CHICANO MORATORIUM PHOTO #1 (tags)
During the August 24th, 2002 march commemorating the Chicano Moratorium of 1970, some 300 Chicano/Mexicanos took to the streets to call for Health Care, Schools, Jobs, and an end to interventionist wars and Police Brutality.
ILWU faces historic moment for Union and Nation (tags)
ILWU faces historic moment for Union and Nation. story from portland indymedia.
Anarchism and the Labor Movement (tags)
The differences between Labor and anrachists need to be understood in order for any successful revolution is to take place
Listening to the City- Rebuilding New York City post 911 (tags)
Building Bridges presents a 12 minutes radio show on the Listening to the City mass meeting in NYC addressing the issue of rebuilding New York City in the post 911 period.CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK TO HEAR THIS PROGRAM
Grassroots meeting urges good jobs now (tags)
LINTHICUM, MD. – Washington-based Good Jobs First (GJF) brought together 300 labor union, community and environmental activists July 11-13 to demand that corporations provide living wage jobs with health care and union rights in exchange for the tens of billions of dollars in annual taxpayer subsidies they enjoy.
Bush covers for Wall Street thieves (tags)
WASHINGTON – Hammered with questions about his links to corporate crime, President George W. Bush hastily travelled to Wall Street July 9 and vowed to crack down on CEOs who enrich themselves through fraud while employees lose their jobs, pensions and health benefits.
Town Hall and March on Welfare Reform (tags)
1,000 LA Low-Income Family Members and Supporters to Gather for Town Hall and March on Welfare Reform Legislation Pending in Congress
JOBS CREATE JOBS (tags)
From the book "The War Against Progress" by Herbert E. Meyer.
Moving US Jobs to Chinese Sweatshops (links to audio) (tags)
A discussion about how 700 shoe worker jobs have recently been moved to China, where workers are paid $0.25 an hour and work in poor conditions.
Colombia's War of Position (tags)
''We didn't have any other way to live,'' stated Faiver, one of the rebels at the post. ``I'm sick of living in poverty. There are no jobs. There is no money for food or anything. You want me to surrender? I am now a revolutionary.''
ASJE ANNUAL MEETING SET FOR APRIL 6 - 7 (tags)
The ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE JOBS AND THE ENVIRONMENT (ASJE) is a network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world where nature is protected, the worker is respected, and unrestrained corporate power is rejected, through grassroots education, organization, and action. JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL MEETING IN PORTLAND, OREGON!
RIOT AT MOJAVE DESERT PRISON (tags)
Over 300 inmates rise up with hand-made weapons. The prison, designed to hold 2,000 prisoners, currently holds over 4,000.
Thousands March in Brussels Ahead of Summit (tags)
Tens of thousands of trade unionists protest peacefully in Brussels ahead of the EU summit, but 22 people are arrested on the border.
Countervailing Tariffs -- A Fair Trade Remedy for Runaway Jobs (tags)
A description of the "countervailing tarrif proposal to be made by the Film and Telivision Action Committee to Washington in their attempts to counter the 1,000,000 subsidies given to Studios by Canada to lure film business north
Shop Everyday As If It Were Your Last Shopping Day, America! (tags)
Economists, in an effort to curb a recession which some are calling inevitable, have urged that the American public–those still with jobs anyway–go back to their daily routines and reengage in normal consumer behavior....
Nail Fast Track Now! (tags)
NOW'S THE TIME to bring pressure to bear directly on Congress to stop fast track legislation. They know that lots of people have been out in the street against the FTAA. They need to hear the same message from us as "ordinary constiuents." Background information and actions/instructions provided.
NY Jobs with Justice with WBAI (tags)
Building Bridges presents NY Jobs with Justice 10th Anniv Reception & Awards Presentation.Broadcast Live over WBAI's Radio in Exile www.wbix.org Thursday, June 21 6-8 PM EST
Chump Change (tags)
"Poverty levels actually increased during the 1990s when an increasing proportion of the population got jobs. Creating jobs doesn’t cure poverty if 90% of the jobs created pay poverty-level wages." - taken from the Anxiety Culture website, www.anxietyculture.com