Contract High – Deluxe Digital Cinema Technicians Win Raises, Respect

August 4, 2017

In a nondescript Burbank falafel joint on a sweltering Sunday afternoon in July of last year, co-workers crowded around an impromptu conference table made up of several four-tops pushed together. A tacky film adhered to the furniture, as is typical of greasy spoons. Sweaty forearms clung stickily to gummy tabletops. […]

Holloway: Jobs That Are Being Outsourced Under Trump

April 5, 2017

“Again and again on the campaign trail, Donald Trump made promises he couldn’t keep, playing on the ignorance of his base and revealing his own glaring misunderstanding of policy,” writes Kali Holloway in In These Times. “The GOP candidate […]

Ford to Expand US Production of Trucks and S.U.V.s

March 28, 2017

Ford Motor said on Tuesday that it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities as part of a larger effort to increase the production of American-made trucks and sport utility vehicles. A portion of this was previously agreed to in its labor contract […]

Romm: Trump to Cede Millions of High-Wage Jobs to China

January 8, 2017

Beijing’s newest 5-year energy development plan invests a stunning 2.5 trillion yuan ($360 billion) in renewable generation by 2020. Of that, $144 billion will go to solar, about $100 billion to wind, $70 billion to hydropower, and the rest to […]

Obama’s Final Jobs Report: Big Pay Gain, Slower Hiring

January 8, 2017

The figures reflect the job market’s vast improvement from the deep layoffs and surging unemployment rate that prevailed when Obama took office in January 2009. Last month, the jobless rate was just 4.7 percent, up from a nine-year low of […]

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