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Every Worker Deserves Sick Days - That Includes You

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.08.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Many friends and acquaintances have told me, "In the private sector, we don't get to roll over our sick days like teachers do." We tend to aim for the lowest common denominator in what we consider proper working conditions.

Study Reveals Interesting Result On Federal Workers

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The average federal worker earns about 2 percent more than a private sector worker in a comparable profession, though the governmen...

Nonprofits Add Jobs Faster Than For-Profit Sector: Report

Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact

Over the last 10 years, the nonprofit sector has been adding jobs faster than the for-profit sector, a recent study concluded. From 2000 through 2...

Instead of Complaining About Teachers, Become One

Shaun Johnson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

I implore all readers out there who begrudge teachers of what they earn to quit their dead-end private sector jobs and become a teacher. If you want information, I'm happy to provide it in the comments.

Industries That Created The Most Jobs Last Year

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

Despite all the bumps along the way, the labor market ended the year on a positive note, with the jobless rate falling in December to its lowest level...

My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we turn to the Democrats to find the winner of Destined For Political Stardom. If Elizabeth Warren manages to wrest Teddy Kennedy's old Senate seat away from the Republican usurper, she will indeed be on the road to Democratic stardom.

Public-Private Partnerships Are Key to U.S. Competitiveness

Bridget van Kralingen | Posted 02.17.2012 | Technology
Bridget van Kralingen

Collaboration between the public and private sectors has long served as the model for addressing major challenges faced by the U.S. But in today's political and economic environment, is it a thing of the past?

Cyprus' Government Workers Protest Pay Freeze

AP | By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Thousands of Cyprus government workers held a three-hour strike Tuesday to protest a proposed two-year salary freeze they regard is...

Public Employees Rush To Retire

www.nytimes.com | Posted 12.08.2011 | Fifty

MADISON, Wis. -- As states and cities struggle to resolve paralyzing budget shortfalls by sending workers on unpaid furloughs, freezing salaries and e...

Diminishing Black Wealth

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 01.30.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Not only has Black wealth diminished, but so too has the existence of much of this nation's Black middle class itself. Black, White or Brown -- that is a startling reality that should have all of us deeply concerned.

Facing the Facts About Shared Sacrifice

Gregory Floyd | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

Protests are forming all over the country, and the message is clear: it's time for this country to be taken away from the wealthy special interests and given back to the people.

New Greek Prime Minister To Present Policy Platform

AP | By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's new prime minister says he is determined to keep the country in the eurozone, and urged political leaders to back a wr...

Federal Employees Paid Less Than Private Sector

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

Federal workers make more than a quarter less than private sector employees doing similar jobs, according to a recent study. Federal employees mak...

Michigan Town Tearing Out Its Streetlights In Cost-Cutting Measure

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

The economic slowdown has put countless people out of work and eliminated millions of dollars in homeowner wealth. States and cities haven't been immu...

Republican Hypocrisy On Government Job Creation Exposed

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The same Republicans who insist that federal spending doesn't create jobs and should be cut in the face of staggering deficits are leadi...

Public Sector Losing Jobs At Same Rate Private Sector Adding Them

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

When it comes to an economy trying to right itself, if it's not one thing, it's another. Even as the economy seems to be moving -- slowly -- in the...

Republican Idol: 2012

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Were it not for the struggling American economy, President Obama would be in a commanding position in his campaign for re-election in 2012. But the current field of Republican presidential candidates is doing all they can to help him win a second term.

Connecting Talent to Opportunity: LinkedIn's Meg Garlinghouse on Changing the World

Aaron Hurst | Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Meg Garlinghouse is the Head of Employment Brand and Community at LinkedIn, where she works to leverage their incredible network of 120 million professionals for the greater good.

America Is Crumbling: Hire Us to Fix It

Carl Gibson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Carl Gibson

We need jobs to fully recover, but jobs won't come about until demand picks up. Demand won't pick up until people have money to spend. So why are our leaders hell-bent on cutting public sector jobs when we need them most?

Cutting Pensions Is No Way to Reward FBI Agents for Their Dedication and Service

Konrad Motyka | Posted 10.01.2011 | Crime
Konrad Motyka

It's important for Congress to understand proposals to restructure public sector pension plans would have national security implications, as changes to federal employee pensions will impact FBI Agents and other federal law enforcement officers.

We're Number 34!

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

What we can't do is have it both ways -- talk number one and behave like number 34. Proclaim our superiority and privatize or close down every meaningful public program.

Public Sector Workers Happier Than Those In Private Sector: Gallup

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

Recently in a survey, nearly one in three expressed dissatisfaction with their jobs. But according to the Gallup-Healthways survey, it's private-secto...

10 Cities Where Government Is Hiring

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre and Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: It is easy to believe that every city, county and state government in the country is deeply in debt and in need of higher taxes and bud...

Hedge Funds and School Reform: A Bad Mix

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 08.29.2011 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

In the midst of the worst recession in our lifetime, some CEOs from hedge funds now want a shot at doing for schools what they did for the economy and jobs.

The Biggest Cities Running Out Of Government Workers

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 08.19.2011 | Business

The drumbeat of negative economic news has continued at an alarming rate. For residents of some regions in the U.S., the noise is even louder. Thes...