Labor Chief Blames GOP For Poor Jobs Growth

One of the nation’s most prominent labor leaders is blaming Republicans for poor jobs growth, saying that “the economy is simply not delivering right now.” The nation added just 80,000 jobs in the month of June, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent, according to new data from … Continue reading

Disappointed Recall Backers: We Sent ‘A Message to Scott Walker’

Clearly dismayed by their failure to oust Wisconsin’s Republican governor, Democrats and labor officials say they nevertheless can claim some solace in the belief that even in victory, Tuesday’s recall election should serve as something of a warning for Gov. Scott Walker. Walker beat back the historic effort to throw him out … Continue reading

Protests Planned As Anger Against Supercommittee Rises

A prominent Washington progressive organization plans national protests next week against further cuts to federal safety net programs like Social Security and Medicare. Among those speaking out against any such cuts by the so-called supercommittee is former senator Russ Feingold. MoveOn.org is organizing what it calls national demonstrations on Nov. … Continue reading