Karen Nussbaum has spent 30 years fighting for the rights of working
women and men. She was the founder and director of 9to5, National
Association of Working Women; the president of District 925, SEIU; and
the director of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor,
the highest seat in the federal government devoted to women's issues.
She served as Director of the AFL-CIO Women's Department and as
Special Assistant to the President, until she founded Working America
in 2003. She is the author, with John Sweeney, of the book "Solutions
for the New Workforce," and with Ellen Cassedy, of the book "9to5."
It used to be that the most typical worker in America was a man in a hard hat. Now it's the person in the unemployment line. Twenty-four million Americans are looking for work, are working part-time because they can't find full-time work, or have stopped looking even though they want...
What does a warehouse worker in Columbus, Ohio, have in common with Nicolas Sarkozy? It's certainly not the foie gras. They both think deregulation of the financial industry in the United States has been a disaster.
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Somehow, in our collective outrage over $165 million in bonuses going to the very people who trashed the economy, we've ignored an even bigger scandal. Tens of thousands of laid-off workers in six states won't be receiving extended unemployment benefits, because their governors are more interested in playing party politics...
When I heard Senator Gramm describe Americans who complain about the economy as "whiners," like many people, I had to cringe. This is a charge I've heard levied against workers and unions for decades, and a charge that makes it harder for employees to speak out about objectively bad working...