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Blue Collar

Could a Blue-Collar Job Be Right for You?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Given the challenging job market, it may be surprising to learn that some of today's highest-paying, in-demand professions are actually blue-collar jobs.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Directs Disturbing New Play

AP | JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Even the most ordinary-seeming family can get hit by the butterfly effect, a concept in chaos theory where one small change can have huge ...

The New Shape of the Collared Economy

William D. Eggers | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
William D. Eggers

More and more of the talent pool are divorcing themselves from career-for-life commitments. They are moving towards a more flexible and increasingly virtual lifestyle. By some estimates, this group already accounts for one-third of the U.S. talent pool.

WATCH: Where 36 Pounds Of Brisket Can Be Gone In An Hour

| Chat Chow TV | Posted 09.28.2012 | Miami

The Upper East Side's current foodie gem is clearly Blue Collar, Chef Danny Serfer's MiMo enclave of lunch box-clad walls and just plain good food: ho...

Blue-Collar Workers Slam Romney

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A parade of blue-collar workers and business executives tried to undercut Mitt Romney's business experience Wednesday, casting him ...

My Family Is Blue Collar

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Fred Rotondaro

Pop worked in the mines and died of black lung at age 74. He would have been amazed and angry at the fact that blue collar workers are likely to vote Republican. I can hear Pop now: "Don't they know how they're being conned?"

Should Everyone Get a Chance to Go to College?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 04.29.2012 | College
Richard Schiffman

Of all the things that Rick Santorum loves to hate, the latest, and also arguably the oddest, is college. The Republican hopeful's curious antipathy to higher education is a recent development.

Why Most U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Are Gone Forever: The Fiscal Times

The Fiscal Times | MERRILL GOOZNER | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

The day after the State of the Union Address, President Obama visited a Phoenix suburb to tour Intel’s still-under-construction computer chip manufa...

Romney Trawls for White Working-Class Votes in New Hampshire on The Howie Carr Show

Jackson Katz | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Jackson Katz

As the campaign moves to New Hampshire, Mitt Romney is getting free advice on how to reach blue-collar Republicans from conservative talk radio host Howie Carr.

Occupy Wall Street's Middle Class Vision for the Left

Joan Williams | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business
Joan Williams

When the second Google hit (after Wikipedia) for "corporate cronyism" links to a speech by Sarah Palin, you know why progressives need Occupy Wall Street.

Men Happier With Work-Life Balance Than Women [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

Turns out men are happier than women in the office, at least according to a recent survey by digital media company Captivate Network. After polling 67...

10 States Where Blue Collar Jobs Are Disappearing

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: The size of the American blue-collar workforce continued to decline in the last decade. Between 2000 and 2010, the economy lost roughly...

GOP Ad Uses 'Hicky Blue Collar' Actors Sought In Casting Call

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The GOP candidate in West Virginia's Senate race is distancing himself from an ad paid for by national Republicans that portrays ...

What's Wrong with America? Let Me List the Books....

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

Sun Tzu writes that if you do not know your enemy, AND you do not know yourself, you are destined to fail. The United States of America is not a Repu...

The Middle Class: How We Got One and Why We Need to Keep it

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Because of the strong overlap between American values and middle class values, being middle class is often assumed to be the socio-economic state of nature by American. The history of the American middle class, however, is quite different.

What's Green, White and Blue? American Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Additional wind farms mean more renewable energy freeing the U.S. from reliance on foreign oil. But there's no point in replacing imported foreign oil with imported wind turbines

Bobby Kennedy and the ShatterProof Thermos

Robert Ellis Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Ellis Gordon

As everyone knows, when Jack Kennedy died, he charmed his way past Saint Peter. Slipped in as if getting into Valhalla was no more of a challenge than getting with some pretty blond.

It's Not Easy Being Blue

Lynn Tilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lynn Tilton

At some point during our transition from manufacturing economy to financial service market, we set a taint on being blue; blue collar, that is.

Employment Recovery Needs Focus On

forbes.com | Joel Kotkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

White House operatives, as well as the Democrats in Congress, know high unemployment could bring big political trouble next year. But in their rush to...

Obama and the Invisible Workingman

David Paul Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul Kuhn

Obama's agenda has been broad, but he has not been consumed with the crisis of his time. That crisis is blue collar joblessness. It's always been about jobs. Yet the Democratic leadership seems to have only recently noticed.

President Obama Ties Reform To Rebuilding Middle Class

POLITICO | Carol E. Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PITTSBURGH -- President Barack Obama delivered his most strongly worded speech in defense of organized labor since taking office - tying health care r...

Happy Labor Day: an Oxymoron

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

There are no fireworks to watch or ugly birds to cook or chocolate covered bunnies to steal marshmallows from. Just one Monday off for all those ordinary guys and gals trying to make ends meet.

Pop Your Blue Collar: The Case For Working With Your Hands

New York Times Magazine | Matthew B. Crawford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The television show "Deadliest Catch" depicts commercial crab fishermen in the Bering Sea. Another, "Dirty Jobs," shows all kinds of grueling work; on...

The Nasty Class and Anti-Union Bias of Auto Bailout Opposition, or the Wall Street-Detroit Double Standard

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

Nancy Pelosi says the Congressional Republicans are playing Russian Roulette with the economy by refusing to agree to an auto industry bailout. But f...

Taxes Are Not Always A Bad Thing

Jennifer Bernard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Bernard

The taxes on Joe-the-Plumber's $250,000 bought me my first-grade textbooks when my family was on food stamps. I do not feel guilty that Joe may have had to drink less-expensive champagne that year so that I could have a sandwich for dinner.