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Job Seekers React To Dismal Jobs Report | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at For the past three months, the millions of Americans who've been getting b...

America's 10 Best-Paying Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

More than one year after President Barack Obama signed health care reform into law, one thing hasn't changed: doctors are well paid. The Bureau Of ...

Middle-Class Americans More Productive, But Earning Less: Report

The Huffington Post | Janell Ross | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

American workers' productivity has soared over the last 30 years, but that extra output hasn't translating into higher earnings for the American middl...

Gas Prices up, Wages Down, Americans Caught in the Middle

Bryce Covert | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Bryce Covert

What do Americans do when we can't afford the necessities? What we've learned to do over the past 30 years as our wages stagnated: use credit cards to plug the gaping holes.

Opt-in Movement Great For Upper-Middle Class Moms. But The Rest Need Options, Too

June Carbone | Posted 08.04.2011 | Business
June Carbone

The "opt-in movement" is really about a select group of women who are highly educated professionals. The real need to keep moms working is not simply for upper-middle class moms, but for those with less education and fewer opportunities.

Zach Carter

Austan Goolsbee Applauds Job Growth, Says 'We've Got A Long Way To Go' | Zach Carter | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an interview with The Huffington Post, White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee cheered a new, stronger-than-expected jobs report...

Americans Depend More on Federal Aid Than Ever | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

Americans depended more on government assistance in 2010 than at any other time in the nation's history, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data finds. T...

Attacks on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are Attacks on the Middle Class

Bryce Covert | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business
Bryce Covert

The GOP won lots of concessions in the deal to avert a shutdown late Friday night, but one of them might at first seem surprising.

As CEO Pay Soars, Many New Jobs Fail To Provide A Living Wage

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business

Despite a falling unemployment rate and encouraging signs of a healing economy, a new report suggests America is not adding the right kind of jobs. ...

Why Do Blacks Earn Less?

Algernon Austin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Algernon Austin

At the end of the day, it turns out that being black matters. Two new reports that I co-authored show that neither education, skills nor culture fully explain the black-white wage disparities.

Brother, You Can Spare a Dollar!

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

The big stories for today, tomorrow, the coming months are going to involve public sector services and workers. We are and (and where will be) debatin...

Trade Solutions That Won't Work

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

If we are to understand the true scope of our problem and frame solutions that will work, these false hopes must be debunked forthwith.

Southern States Lack Union Bargaining Rights

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

JACKSON, Miss. -- Whenever Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has asked lawmakers to weaken benefits for state employees, his proposals have met little re...

The Widening Gap Between Company Productivity And Workers Wages 'Redolent Of Scrooge' [CHART]

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As corporate America picks up steam -- The Economist described the current profit-reporting season as "shaping up to be one of the best ever" -- when ...

Raising Wages Would Be 'Stupid,' Europe's Trichet Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet warned on Sunday against raising wages in the euro zone as inflationary pressures he...

CHART: Industries Where Women Still Earn Less Than Men

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The great recession may have left more American men unemployed then women, sparking cries of a "Mancession", but in 2009, women's median weekly wage w...

Gagging Workers Is Un-American

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

At the same time the world watches the people of Egypt take to the streets, plans are being put into place to silence workers in the USA. And it is happening at a breakneck pace.

"Free Trade": The Capitulation Continues, Middle Class Weeps

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

"Free trade" is right up there on the list of very bad policies -- at least if you believe in a middle class. But the administration is amping up its efforts to get three "free trade" deals through Congress.

Workers' Rights: The Big Picture

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Traub

Adapted from authors' remarks at the Urban Justice Center Human Rights Luncheon, February 3 2011 You don't have to work at a think tank to realize t...

New York Times Fuels War Against The Middle Class

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan Tasini

Apparently, the New York Times has decided nobody should count on decent pensions, health care, and decent wages as part of a decent standard of living in the future. All that is just too "generous."

Weekly Audit: Wall Street Destroyed $8 for Every $1 Earned

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. A major theme of the spee...

Richard Trumka v. Goldman Sachs: Different Visions of America

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

It is Trumka, and the labor movement's general vision, not Goldman Sachs, that offers the road map to a decent society.

Unemployed May Benefit From Declining Productivity This Year

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Economic productivity is likely to slow down in the United States and Europe in 2011, but that's not necessarily a bad thing for the unemployed. The...

The F Word: The Violence of the Broken Economy

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

A lot of people have talked this week about violent political rhetoric bringing the U.S. to a fever pitch, but there's something else keeping people o...

New Trend: Not Paying The Bill, And 'Free Swiping'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hard times for New Yorkers means inventive ways of cutting back -- like stealing meals and subway rides! At least that is the trend we are reading ...