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Green Jobs Are Getting Outsourced, Too

Green Jobs Are Getting Outsourced, Too

by on August 13 2010, 9:15AM

Another reason why relying only on the private sector to restart the labor market won’t work.

Topics: Economy

Single Women Fend for Themselves in Recession

Single Women Fend for Themselves in Recession

by Michelle Chen on August 11 2010, 9:29AM

Single women of color, despite their vital economic contributions as consumers, parents and workers, bear the brunt of the economy’s decline.

Topics: Economy, On Gender

Congress Votes For School Funding, Cuts Food Stamps

Congress Votes For School Funding, Cuts Food Stamps

by on August 10 2010, 4:01PM

Working families gear up for a fight.

Topics: Economy

House Democrats Vow to Restore Food Stamp Funding

House Democrats Vow to Restore Food Stamp Funding

by on August 9 2010, 3:58PM

How they’ll make good on that promise is anybody’s guess.

Topics: Economy

Senate Chops Last Lifeline For Struggling Families

Senate Chops Last Lifeline For Struggling Families

by on August 6 2010, 3:17PM

Food stamps are all that’s left for many, but they too are sacrificed to the deficit demons.

Topics: Economy

Social Security Threats Creep Up on Communities of Color

Social Security Threats Creep Up on Communities of Color

by Michelle Chen on August 4 2010, 9:58AM

Privatization whispers are circulating again. That’s particularly bad news for people of color heading into their sunset years.

Topics: Economy, On Gender

Senate Pulls Money From Black Farmers

Senate Pulls Money From Black Farmers

by Jamilah King on July 30 2010, 2:42PM

The funds would have settled lawsuits against the USDA for racial discrimination.

Topics: Economy

Domestic Workers Get Overtime Pay But No Union

Domestic Workers Get Overtime Pay But No Union

by Karina Hurtado on July 29 2010, 9:45AM

A new law in New York grants basic human rights like a day off per week, but no collective bargaining.

Topics: Economy

Jobless Claims Go Up As Sanity Stays Down

Jobless Claims Go Up As Sanity Stays Down

by Kai Wright on July 22 2010, 9:29AM

The unemployment line grows as Washington limps toward restoring benefits.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright

How Republicans Blamed the Jobless for Being Out of Work

How Republicans Blamed the Jobless for Being Out of Work

by on July 21 2010, 10:26AM

And the racial boogeyman that informs the fact-challenged argument.

Topics: Economy

Blacks Locked Out of Oil Spill Cleanup Jobs, says NAACP

Blacks Locked Out of Oil Spill Cleanup Jobs, says NAACP

by Julianne Hing on July 20 2010, 9:56AM

It’s a sign of how bad things are that people are fighting for jobs in a toxic stew.

Topics: Economy, Gulf Oil Spill

Fourth Time's A Charm? Obama Jabs GOP on Stalled Jobs Bill Infographic

Fourth Time’s A Charm? Obama Jabs GOP on Stalled Jobs Bill

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 19 2010, 1:02PM

President tells party of no to say yes on extension of unemployment benefits for millions.

Topics: Economy

Invest in Immigrants for Economic Longevity, says OECD

Invest in Immigrants for Economic Longevity, says OECD

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 14 2010, 10:00AM

For top nations to get higher return during economy turnaround, they must invest in immigration.

Topics: Economy, Immigration

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Wells Fargo’s “Stage Coach From Hell” Loses Subprime Wheels

by Jamilah King on July 8 2010, 5:35PM

Late last night Wells Fargo announced its plans to cut 3,800 jobs, close 638 of its Wells Fargo financial stores nationwide and officially stop handing out subprime loan packages. The move is a long time coming for a bank that’s…

Topics: Economy

Race and Recession: No Recovery for Communities of Color

Race and Recession: No Recovery for Communities of Color

by , Channing Kennedy, Hatty Lee on July 8 2010, 2:00PM

Our original report examined the racial inequity that helped create the recession—and that the crisis has in turn intensified. More than a year later, little has changed.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

Lawmakers Prepare for Showdown Over Jobs

Lawmakers Prepare for Showdown Over Jobs

by Jamilah King on July 7 2010, 4:16PM

Democrats and Republicans spend the congressional recess getting ready to blame each other for the recession that will surely still be with us come November.

Topics: Economy

Jobless Claims Rise As Congress Goes On Recess

Jobless Claims Rise As Congress Goes On Recess

by Jamilah King on July 1 2010, 2:59PM

Newly released data from the Department of Labor shows that the country’s jobless claims are on the rise. Over the past two weeks, initial claims increased to over 470,000. The jump in claims isn’t exactly news to most analysts, who…

Topics: Economy

Santelli Rants While Jobless Face Congressional Abyss

Santelli Rants While Jobless Face Congressional Abyss

by Jamilah King on June 30 2010, 6:24PM

Rick Santelli’s once again raging on CNBC. Maybe the 1.2 million longterm unemployed that Congress is kicking off of jobless insurance should do the same.

Topics: Economy

Let's Try It Again! Another Pass at Jobless Benefits Bill

Let’s Try It Again! Another Pass at Jobless Benefits Bill

by on June 29 2010, 2:21PM

The House votes on extending unemployment benefits today as 1.2 million are at risk of losing their lifeline.

Topics: Economy

How Congress Ignores the Jobless Without Political Worry Infographic

How Congress Ignores the Jobless Without Political Worry

by on June 24 2010, 6:27PM

Frances Fox Piven says it’s because people getting benefits no longer share a public space—where organizing could happen.

Topics: Economy