Tags: economic recovery

Four Years After the Meltdown

Tue. June 05, 2012

It's been four years since the financial crisis of 2008.  Hear what the Chair of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has to say about the current economy and how to fix it, including justice for American taxpayers and borrowers.

Only Jobs Can End This Grave Recession

Fri. September 23, 2011

September 23, 2011 - The Congressional Black Caucus discusses the jobs and the grave recession in Washington, D.C.

Would You Trust These Economists To Put You Back To Work?

Thu. September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011 - Public policy analysts gathered at the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC to discuss President Obama’s latest speech promoting the "American Jobs Act," a $450 billion plan aimed at boosting the American economy.

Discussing the grave recession

Tue. July 12, 2011

In Washington, DC, the AFL-CIO hosted a panel discussion highlighting the grave recession, and hearing from struggling Americans who can’t find work.

Michalski to Politicians: ‘Put America Back to Work’

Thu. January 20, 2011
In an op-ed published in the Daily Globe, IAM General Vice President Rich Michalski discusses the need for American politicians “to adopt the policies necessary to cure our chronic and debilitating condition: persistent high unemployment.”

The Late, Great American Middle Class

Tue. September 14, 2010
You don’t have to tell working families that America’s middle class is shrinking. They already know. But for all the disbelievers and naysayers, an article from the Business Insider provides further proof. A total of 22 staggering stats, to be exact.

Mass Layoffs Down But Still High

Thu. May 13, 2010
A preliminary report from the U.S. Department of Labor shows employers issued 1,564 mass layoff notices in the first quarter which resulted in 221,150 workers losing their jobs.

IAM Urges Jobs Priority in Export Control Review

Thu. February 04, 2010
The IAM is calling on President Obama to proceed with caution during the administration’s ongoing export control review, and to not assume that easing export controls will necessarily lead to U.S. job creation.

Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

Tue. February 02, 2010
The White House released its $3.8 trillion dollar budget this week, with $100 billion earmarked for its highly-touted jobs program. The program, designed to address the highest unemployment levels in decades, would be funded with 25 cents out of every 10 dollars the federal government will spend next year.

Janesville, Wisconsin :: Granta Magazine

Fri. January 08, 2010
Kevin Corkhill readily admits that he has no idea what to do with the rest of his life. At age fifty he feels disconcertingly adrift, not knowing whether to attempt another career, move to another state, or return to college.

Herbert Delivers Needed Reality Check

Thu. January 07, 2010
New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has a well deserved reputation for cutting through the clutter and getting to the heart of an issue. In a column published this week, Herbert rejects the happy talk of recovery and vividly describes the ongoing impact of what he rightfully calls “The Great Recession.”

Bucks in the Wind

Tue. December 15, 2009
The multi-billion dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in February 2009, contained provisions specifically intended to fund the development of alternative energy sources.

A Recipe for Real Recovery

Thu. December 10, 2009
According to a distinguished quartet of business and labor leaders, the U.S. financial system will remain vulnerable to crisis until a reasonable balance exists between the nation’s manufacturing and services sector, with at least 12 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) coming from manufacturing.

A proposal for Obama's jobless summit

Thu. December 03, 2009
At today's White House forum on job creation, President Obama will hear ideas from businessmen, labor leaders and economists on how to reverse America's record high unemployment. Pedestrian proposals are inevitable, but truly innovative ideas that can be implemented immediately are what American really needs.

A proposal for Obama's jobless summit

Thu. December 03, 2009
At today's White House forum on job creation, President Obama will hear ideas from businessmen, labor leaders and economists on how to reverse America's record high unemployment. Pedestrian proposals are inevitable, but truly innovative ideas that can be implemented immediately are what American really needs.

Machinists Call on Obama to Protect Jobs Now! at Pratt & Whitney

Wed. December 02, 2009
Washington, D.C., December 01, 2009 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is calling on President Obama to dissuade Pratt & Whitney from moving more than 1,000 aerospace jobs from Connecticut to low-cost locations in  Japan, Indonesia and Georgia.

Food Stamps Lose Stigma as Recession Deepens

Tue. December 01, 2009
A new report by The New York Times shows food stamp use at an all time high while the cost of health insurance for millions of laid-off Americans has nearly tripled as coverage for the first wave of COBRA subsidy recipients came to an end.

The Jobs Imperative

Mon. November 30, 2009
If you’re looking for a job right now, your prospects are terrible. There are six times as many Americans seeking work as there are job openings, and the average duration of unemployment — the time the average job-seeker has spent looking for work — is more than six months, the highest level since the 1930s.

Food Stamp Use Soars, and Stigma Fades

Mon. November 30, 2009
With food stamp use at record highs and climbing every month, a program once scorned as a failed welfare scheme now helps feed one in eight Americans and one in four children.

Holidays Pose Challenges For The Unemployed

Mon. November 30, 2009
The only bells jingling for many families this season may be the calls from collection agencies.

For the 15.7 million workers unemployed, and perhaps especially for the 5.6 million of those people out of work for six months or more, the holidays present a host of challenges. There's the issue of money for gifts and all the other elements of the season. There's the temptation to slack off on job hunting until the new year, fueled by the false belief that "no one hires during the holidays." And there's the pressure to celebrate when it may seem there's little to be happy about.

Stimulus Dollars Fanning China Wind Farms

Tue. November 24, 2009
Recent news reports show stimulus funds are being used to create jobs in China and further decimate the U.S. manufacturing base.

Remarks by R. Thomas Buffenbarger at the No Limits Public Policy Conference

Fri. November 06, 2009

On the heels of news that U.S. unemployment had climbed to the highest rate since April 1983, the president of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today likened the crisis to ‘Midnight in America.’

It’s ‘Midnight in America’ says IAM President

Fri. November 06, 2009

Washington, D.C., November 6, 2009 – On the heels of news that U.S. unemployment had climbed to the highest rate since April 1983, the president of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today likened the crisis to ‘Midnight in America.’

It’s ‘Midnight in America’ says IAM President

Fri. November 06, 2009

It’s ‘Midnight in America’ says IAM President

Washington, D.C., November 6, 2009 – On the heels of news that U.S. unemployment had climbed to the highest rate since April 1983, the president of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today likened the crisis to ‘Midnight in America.’

Stimulus Program Shows Initial Results

Thu. November 05, 2009
The $787 stimulus package passed earlier this year is being credited with creating or saving over 640,000 jobs, most in education and construction. A great start, says IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger, but far from the kind of recovery American families are in need of now.

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