Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

Aug
2013
12

New York Times Highlights Vital Role the Workers Defense Project Has Played in Texas and Beyond

New York Times Highlights Vital Role the Workers Defense Project Has Played in Texas and Beyond
  An article from this weekend’s New York Times sheds light on the history of the Workers Defense Project, a group that came together and envisioned a future in which worker centers play a role in the labor movement.  The success level enjoyed by the Workers Defense Center, based in Austin, Texas, is relatively unmatched ...
Jun
2013
20

New York Times Issues Strong Rebuke of “Skills Gap” Theory, Calls It “Corporate Fiction”

New York Times Issues Strong Rebuke of
  New numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that there were 3.8 million job openings in April of 2013.  Yet, the unemployment rate was at 7.5% that same month.  This disparity is often attributed to a “skills gap,” something which suggests companies are hiring but American workers are not qualified for ...
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Jan
2013
24

“The hollowing out of the middle class means that they are unable to invest in their future.”

“The hollowing out of the middle class means that they are unable to invest in their future.”
In a recent Op-Ed for The New York Times, Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz argues that inequality is holding back the recovery and that the growing gap between the 99 and 1 percents is setting up an unsustainable future for the United States. As Stiglitz notes, nearly one fifth of American children currently live in ...