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Tag Archives: Full Employment

2014 should be the year of the worker

Excerpt: We’ve been in the post-recession recovery period for five years. It is time to shape what the next-generation work place needs to look like. The year of the worker needs to build on our new-found confidence that we can create a more fair economy, not just settle for what the economy used to be or […]
Written by:Gael Tarleton
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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President Barack Obama nominates Janet Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve Chair

Excerpt: History was made today at the White House when President Barack Obama announced that he has decided to formally nominate Janet Yellen as the next chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Yellen, who currently serves as vice chair of the board, would be (if confirmed) the first woman and the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Let’s not forget: House Republicans forced this federal government shutdown to happen

Excerpt: We are almost through Day One of the first major shutdown of the federal government in seventeen years, and sadly, it still appears that House Republicans are unwilling and unready to do their jobs. They could have easily averted the shutdown days ago by simply passing the continuing budget resolution the Senate sent them, and […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republicans shamelessly block Patty Murray’s veterans jobs bill in U.S. Senate

Excerpt: As if we needed further proof that Republicans aren’t interested in helping create jobs and strengthening economic security for Americans, the Notorious G.O.P (which stands for Graveyard of Progress these days) has blocked Senator Patty Murray’s veterans jobs bill from coming up for a vote in the U.S. Senate, effectively killing it for the year: […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Teamsters, UFCW file legal challenge seeking to have Costco’s I-1183 overturned

Excerpt: Two unions that represent working families who would be adversely harmed by the implementation of Costco’s Initiative 1183 filed suit today in King County Superior Court seeking to have the measure stricken in its entirety as unconstitutional. Teamsters Local 174 and UFCW Local 21 contend that I-1183 violates Article II, § 19 of Washington’s Constitution, which […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Litigation
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Unemployment falls to lowest level in two and a half years, Department of Labor says

Excerpt: The Bureau of Labor Statistics today released a report summarizing the state of the economy for the just ended month of November. Turns out our nation’s unemployment rate has gone down. Here’s Bloomberg with more details: Job gains in the U.S. picked up last month and the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to the lowest level […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Right wing economic liberty myths simply don’t square with reality

Excerpt: Part of our work here at the Northwest Progressive Institute is to provide you, our readers, and fellow progressive activists with information that can be used to counter the talking points lies, half-truths, and deception parroted by conservative talk radio hosts, talking heads and political operatives. Here are two cases where the truth is entirely […]
Written by:Ken
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Borders prepares to liquidate

Excerpt: Borders, the second largest bookstore chain in the United States, will soon be going out of business. The company announced today that it had run out of time to reorganize itself and would wind down its operations. Borders said in a news release that it will proceed with a proposal by Hilco and the Gordon […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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