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Karen Nussbaum

Blog Entries by Karen Nussbaum

Working America Throws Nation's Unemployed a Much-Needed LifeLine

Posted April 7, 2009 | 12:44:11 (EST)

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...

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"Don't Lie, Don't Steal" New Rules for Wall Street

Posted April 3, 2009 | 10:48:17 (EST)

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.

Workers support President Obama and the G-20 in rescuing the global economy by learning...

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Laid Off and Left Out

Posted March 30, 2009 | 13:11:31 (EST)

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...

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In Defense of Whining

Posted July 29, 2008 | 12:59:33 (EST)

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...

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