Tag Archives: Jobs

I Want a Raise!

2012-08-27
Tobias Michaels

What will happen in America when overworked employees begin to demand to be paid what they are worth? (more…)

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Job Crisis Denial

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Shamus Cooke

Before any problem can be fixed it must first be acknowledged. The jobs crisis stays in the shadows, out of mind, and consequently unaddressed. (more…)

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What Kind of Job Creation Do We Need?

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Mark Vorpahl

Mark Vorpahl In this presidential election year, when the outcome hinges on the economy, the phrases “job creation” and “job creators” are quick to roll off the candidates’ tongues. It is not hard to see why. With up to 24 million unemployed and underemployed, and those working subject to the downward pressure this creates in […]

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Mass Demonstrations Needed for Real Jobs Program

Emergency Labor Network

When governments fall deaf to social reality, it’s up to working people to get loud.

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The Jobs Crisis Demands Attention

Shamus Cooke

When the big banks screamed “crisis,” they were instantly rewarded with trillions of taxpayer money. Likewise, when rich bondholders — some of them bailout beneficiaries — yelled “crisis” at the U.S. debt, they were immediately rewarded with trillions of dollars taken from social programs for the poor. The jobs crisis, however, staggers on with no […]

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A Tale of Three Flaws: The Democratic Party and Its Vision for America

Tobias Michaels

Tobias Michaels Introduction At the time of this article, the United States of America is approximately 17 months away from the 2012 Presidential election. The last three years of President Barack Obama’s term has been instructive for workers. His election as president was greeted with fanfare, much like that of a prince being crowned king […]

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The Forgotten Jobless and Our Future

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Mark Vorpahl

In the political theater exhibited last December where 13 months of unemployment extensions were linked to continuing tax breaks for the rich, a significant issue was left out of the drama, though it directly impacts the lives of millions. That is the fate of those who have become known as the 99ers. The 99ers are […]

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The Great American Wage and Job Theft and The Coming Fightback

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Shamus Cooke

U.S. workers have been forced to bear the brunt of the current economic crisis, though they had no part in causing it. Meanwhile, Wall Street is back to speculative trading and rewarding itself with big bonuses. It is time to turn the tables and start properly rewarding hard-working Americans. U.S. workers have sacrificed enough!

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Obama’s “Job Program” One-Two-Three More Free Trade Agreements!

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Mark Vorpahl

The fact that these trade deals are being pushed during hard times for U.S. workers is another example of how the U.S. political establishment is captive to corporate and Wall Street big money interests as opposed to the aspirations of the majority who voted for Obama in hopes of change. What U.S. workers need is […]

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Jobs Continue To Vanish While The Media Applauds “Recovery”

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Shamus Cooke

And yet the unemployment rate dropped. One reason this happened is that the U.S. government uses a separate, more unreliable survey to calculate the unemployment rate, in contrast to the survey used to calculate job losses. There are other more important ways the government obscures the unemployment numbers: if you are no longer receiving unemployment […]

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Obama’s Fraudulent “Job Summit”

Shamus Cooke

If the President had offered us a job summit a year ago, he might have been taken seriously. Now, however, after more than six million jobs have been lost & — and with the bottom still falling — Obama’s brain storming get-together can only be treated with contempt, if not outrage. What is needed is immediate action, […]

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GM the NY Times & Marxism 101

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Shamus Cooke

As Socialists, we are consistently asked to present our ideas in a clearer, easier to understand manner. To achieve this goal, I’ll enlist the help of former Governor of Massachusetts and candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination, Mitt Romney, who appeared in the New York Times Op-Ed section on Nov. 18th. Romney’s piece, entitled “Let […]

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