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Posted on: Dec 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The business community is screaming that the higher wages will "cost jobs," but the data suggest otherwise.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The occupiers have as much chance as any organization in the last three decades to catalyze a national progressive movement.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The administration's latest proposals flow from a fundamental misdiagnosis of the jobs problem we face.

Posted on: May 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Germany's success indicates that one way to fight unemployment would be some modest efforts to give U.S. employers incentives to cut hours, not workers.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Pay in the private sector has been stagnant or falling for decades, health insurance coverage has been dropping, and traditional pensions have all but disappeared.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2009, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

We need to fill the biggest hole in the current global response to the deepening recession: the lack of coordinated international fiscal policy.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Crime may not pay for ordinary criminals, but companies avoid paying millions in wages and benefits by committing crimes against their workers.