Bubbling beneath today’s comic-book politics are threats to American workers that have nothing to do with people or things coming over the border. Robots and artificial intelligence are nipping at the heels of not only blue-collar workers but also white-collar professionals who assumed that a degree would keep them several steps ahead of the machines.
While Donald Trump is hectoring China over subsidies to steel and other smokestack industries, China is shoving government money into production of solar panels. China is also hot to dominate the manufacture of electric cars and the batteries that go in them. Our conservatives, meanwhile, are sniping at Tesla.
You’ll see plenty of headlines about how earnings have “accelerated,” but that’s only if you’re a hawk, a nitpicker-in-extremis, or you earn so much money that money is an abstraction.
The exposure of Trump’s attempts to present himself as generous is invaluable, revealing a hollow man who represents the epitome of conservatism’s unchecked greed and exploitation.
The truth is that few have benefitted more from foreign labor and worker intimidation than Trump himself. A close look at his business past reveals that if a Trump presidency is anything like Trump’s businesses, he’ll sell out American workers and labor laws for the sake of the bottom line.
Ted Cruz has taken to co-opting populist messaging on “wages,” but his own record is clear: Cruz has been a consistent opponent of raising the minimum wage, and is even skeptical of the concept of a minimum wage itself.
A new and revealing report by the Democracy Corps revealed the opinions and concerns of a focus group of white men and black women going into this year’s election.
Expect more workplace churn in 2016. There will be more retirements among baby boomers, more maternity and paternity leaves — if not outright quits — among millennials, more voluntary departures as workers move to greener pastures.
I recently was told that my job was going to be eliminated after nearly 20 years. While I found a new position and am moving on, the whole process was very impersonal and felt unfair. But what would have been fair to expect?
The new data marked the smallest two-month gain in employment in over a year, could fuel fears that the China-led global economic slowdown is sapping America’s strength.
In the past, a recovering economy usually meant rising labor participation as more people gained confidence and got off the sidelines and into the job market. But not this time.
Some truly historic things have unfolded this summer, and been only glanced at by a media transfixed on conflict and personality.
The low headline number was well below analyst expectations for 223,000 net new jobs, and down from July’s strong 245,000 figure.
Conservative policies give workers weaker families, dimmer futures, and corporate governance. So why do they punish themselves by voting conservative?
Jeb Bush said Americans need more full-time, not part-time work in order to grow the U.S. economy, comments some called out of touch. Also, he said nothing about wages.
Central to our national self-understanding is the idea that hard work pays off. Americans have always tolerated rather high levels of inequality, as long as most people had a chance to rise.
Republicans are famous for only holding Democrats to standards — not themselves. Here are five reasons that if Republicans really wanted richer, safer, and more “life”-centered America, they’d vote Democratic.
Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.