→ May 4, 2013
[by Jeremy Brecher]
It happens over and over again. A company proposes some big project, environmentalists oppose it, but unions say it will create jobs. Or a government agency proposes new regulations, environmentalists say it will halt pollution, but unions say it will destroy jobs. The result is billed as a conflict of “jobs vs. the [...]
→ November 21, 2012
[by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith]
Do you want your college tuition or tax dollars invested to increase droughts, storms, forest fires, and crop failures — and an unending series of Katrinas and Sandys? Or do you want them used to lower greenhouse gases on your campus and in your community? That is [...]
→ September 9, 2012
America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy by James Gustave Speth shows that it’s possible to fix our economy, our environment, and our democracy — and that each goes hand-in-hand with the others.
As millions of people in the US and billions around the world suffer unemployment and deprivation, those who care about workers instinctively reach [...]
→ March 12, 2012
[by Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher]
These are tough times to be a construction worker in America. While other sectors of the economy are showing signs of life, the unemployment rate in the construction industry is getting worse, not better - rising from 13% to 16% in January.
It is against this backdrop [...]