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We Have A Long Way To Go In The Government Jobs Recovery

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business

Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. state and local government employment won't return to its pre-recession peak until early 2017, following widespread public ...

Labor's Love Lost

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

"Look for the union label." That was one of the catch phrases for the union movement in happier times. What is the status of labor unions as we approach Labor Day 2012?

Patrick Svitek

Chicago Plan Tempts Other Mayors | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

The country's largest organization of mayors last week endorsed an infrastructure investment plan that its most vocal advocate brands a defiance of th...

U.S. Cities With Economies That Surpass Those Of Entire Nations

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

Never underestimate the power of an American city. U.S. cities comprise more than one-third of the 100 largest economies in the world, and that's ...

U.S. Mayors Back Parents Seizing Control Of Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education

* Teachers' unions fiercely oppose "parent trigger" laws * Many Democratic mayors split with unions on issue * Opponents...

Laura Bassett

Coalition Of Mayors Passes Pro-Choice Resolution | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Conference of Mayors, a non-partisan organization made up of representatives from about 1,200 cities across the country, voted on Saturday to...

Great Things Happen When We Work Together

Susan K. Neely | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan K. Neely

The next time you walk down the beverage aisle in your local grocery store or go to grab a drink from the cooler in the corner store, we hope you'll find the calorie labels useful and within the wide variety of choices something that works for you.

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Wall Street Monitored By U.S. Conference Of Mayors, Emails Show | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After denying that they are coordinating responses to Occupy Wall Street, the U.S. Conference of Mayors recently surveyed city administr...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Presidential Candidates Skip Meeting With Mayors On Job Creation | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 250 of the nation's mayors will be in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss some of America's most pressing issues, including jo...

Country in Crisis: Looking to America's Mayors to Rise to the Challenge

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

I believe the solutions the country is so desperately looking for are going to come at the local level -- from our mayors and engaged citizens working with their communities. It's our cities, not the nation's capital, that are the real idea factory of our country.

10 Reasons Homelessness Could Increase In 2012

Joel John Roberts | Posted 02.17.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

As this year ends, the confusing tallies of homelessness in America persist. Take the federal perspective on the number of homeless in our country. Th...

In the ATF "Fast and Furious" Controversy, Congress Needs to Question Its Own Behavior

Paul Helmke | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

It is time for Washington's politicians to look out for average people who do not deserve to have unethical gun dealers -- and the gun lobby that shields them -- pushing illegal guns into their neighborhoods.

Afghanistan: For Real Savings, Make a Real Withdrawal

William Hartung | Posted 08.28.2011 | World
William Hartung

There won't be large scale savings from the winding down of the Afghan war until virtually all U.S. forces are withdrawn.

America Stumbles Forward

Joel Epstein | Posted 08.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm almost as delighted as Hizonner himself that Mayor Villaraigosa is the new president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. What better perch from which to pitch the country on the merits of America Fast Forward?

Leading Progressives in Congress Call for Sizable and Significant Afghan Drawdown

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

A significant redeployment of U.S. troops from Afghanistan beginning next month would send a clear message that the United States does not seek a permanent presence in Afghanistan.

Mayors to Obama: Bring War Dollars Home

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This week, the nation's mayors, desperate for dollars to keep their cities afloat, demanded: we want our money back!

Matt Sledge

U.S. Mayors Pass Resolution To Bring 'War Dollars' Home | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors approved a resolution on Monday calling for an accelerated end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That...

Time for Mayors to Take the Lead

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Antonio Villaraigosa

Legislators are hired to talk, but mayors are hired to act. And the American people desperately need us to act.

William Alden

Mayors To Washington: 'We Need Money' | William Alden | Posted 06.30.2011 | Business

CHICAGO -- Near the end of a two-day summit here that brought together mayors and federal officials to talk about city design, the mood turned confron...

Why New York Needed the Federal Fiscal Relief - And Should Get More

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

The fiscal relief bill signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday will unquestionably benefit New York City and other states and municipalities acr...

Empowering a Climate Change Movement, Part 5: Taking a Cool Community to Scale

David Gershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Gershon

This is the fifth of a six-part weekly series excerpted from chapter 11 of my book Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World. It shows ...

More Hungry, Homeless Families In U.S. Cities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hunger is spreading while the number of homeless families is increasing as a result of the recession and other factors, according ...

Obama Speaks To U.S. Conference Of Mayors: Live Video

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama speaks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting at the White House. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:30am ET. WATCH IT: Visit ...

Sam Stein

Mayors To Lobby Obama For Stimulus Money Friday | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The president is scheduled to host a group of mayors from across the country at the White House on Friday in what will be a lobbying effort for federa...

Homelessness, Hunger On Rise In US Cities: Report

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Homelessness and demand for emergency food are rising in the United States as the economy founders, a report said on Friday, and homeless advocates ca...