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BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 1/02/16
In December of 2015 the Pew Research Center released a report on the decline in middle-income Americans, who now make up a minority of the population, down from 60% in the 1970s. Their share of income has fallen even more, from more than 60% in the 1970s to only 43% in 2014, as upper-income households share has risen from 30% to 49% over the same period of time.
BY Fabian Van Onzin | Houston, TX | 11/27/15
Over 20 activists protested outside of Wal-Mart in Memorial Heights, Nov. 27, to stand with low-wage workers in their struggle to for a $15 wage, health benefits and a pension.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 10/04/15
On Oct. 2, the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy created only 142,000 net new jobs in September.
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BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 8/18/15
In May of 2015, the official unemployment rate was 5.5%, close to the 5.0% rate in December 2007 when the last recession began. But despite what appears to be a recovery in the labor market, wages continue to rise at a very slow rate while profits have soared. In fact, businesses used the recession to continue their restructuring of the labor market in their interests, to the detriment of those who have to work for a living.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 7/03/15
On July 2, the Labor Department released its report on the job market for June of 2015.
BY staff | Greece | 7/01/15
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following July 1 statement from the powerful Greek trade union center, the All Workers Militant Front (PAME).
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 6/30/15
On June 28, the European Central Bank (ECB) stopped emergency lending to Greek banks. With depositors trying to withdraw money and banks without access to cash, the Greek government called for a six-day bank shutdown from June 29 to July 6.
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BY Freedom Road Socialist Organization | United States | 4/21/15
On May 1, 2015, workers around the world will celebrate International Workers’ Day and the struggle for a better world.
BY staff | Washington D.C. | 1/31/15
Statistics released by the federal government on Jan. 27 indicate that high unemployment rates persist in a good number of states.
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 1/22/15
Statistics compiled by the federal government indicate that there is still a large number of long-term unemployed workers, despite the modest economic expansion. According to a Jan. 9 statement from the Bureau of Labor Statics, “In December, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or longer) was essentially unchanged at 2.8 million and accounted for 31.9% of the unemployed.”
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