I wonder if someone can sketch out for me a vision of America as an economic superpower with no jobs other than finance and the low-wage service sector, with a hollowed-out industrial base, and with its largest corporations replacing jobs at home with jobs overseas. It may make sense to those individual companies, but I’m straining to see how it makes sense for the mass of workers in this country.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday April 19, 2011 4:33 pm|
|By: David Dayen Monday February 7, 2011 6:30 pm|
President Obama gave a lunchtime speech at the US Chamber of Commerce, and the effort at groveling and currying favor was probably laid on thicker than the butter on the bread rolls.
|By: Michael Whitney Saturday December 4, 2010 8:45 am|
In the 14 hours since the White House dumped the news of a NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade agreement on a Friday night, labor unions are deafly silent in opposing this job-killing agreement.
|By: David Dayen Thursday November 11, 2010 11:45 am|
President Obama was supposed to waltz into Seoul ready to mark an agreement with South Korea on a trade pact, with enough changes to win over key constituencies. But while this was widely expected, it didn’t happen, with the South Koreans balking at some of the proposed changes. If you look at where the Democrats lost big last week – the Rust Belt – it would be political suicide to pass the type of agreement that the core constituencies in that region detest. And it would only harm, not help, the agenda of creating more exports and more American jobs.
|By: David Dayen Friday September 24, 2010 8:15 am|
I think the problem with this is obvious, right? All anybody will see is that Democrats walked off the field.
|By: Tracy Emblem Monday September 6, 2010 1:45 pm|
Over 14.9 million American workers remain unemployed. Americans must demand that economic policies provide the framework to create good paying jobs at home during the next decade with the least amount of outsourced labor and materials.
|By: TobyWollin Monday July 5, 2010 6:30 pm|
Rather than argue about workers’ lack of skills versus offshoring work to countries with lower skill sets, wouldn’t it be simpler to expect employers to do something that they used to do? Like train workers?
|By: TobyWollin Sunday March 14, 2010 12:30 pm|
There are a multitude of reasons NOT to award the Chinese a contract for our new high speed rail. And yes, jingo-istic industrial support is one of them.
|By: Tula Connell Thursday March 26, 2009 1:30 pm|
Corporate opponents of workers’ freedom to form unions repeatedly have shown they are not interested in the welfare of their employees or any of the pseudo-lofty ideals they cite while fighting the Employee Free Choice Act.
Now, they’ve made clear they will do anything—even destroy jobs, communities and harm the U.S. economy—to ensure that more American workers do not have a voice on the job.
|By: Tula Connell Sunday August 17, 2008 2:00 pm|
Quick, let’s all raise our hands: How many of us could live on less than $10 an hour?
That’s a take-home pay of roughly $300 a week. Most one-bedroom apartments cost at least $1,000 a month. Ooops. There goes nearly the entire salary in one rent check.
So how do the nearly 33 million U.S. workers who make less than $10 an hour survive?