Working families gear up for a fight.
Food stamps are all that’s left for many, but they too are sacrificed to the deficit demons.
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.
And the racial boogeyman that informs the fact-challenged argument.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
The House votes on extending unemployment benefits today as 1.2 million are at risk of losing their lifeline.
Frances Fox Piven says it’s because people getting benefits no longer share a public space—where organizing could happen.