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  • iMail , News January 20, 2011

    Michalski to Politicians: ‘Put America Back to Work’

    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.” “A full year after the economic recovery officially ended,” writes Michalski, “American workers continue to lose their jobs at an

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  • iMail , News September 14, 2010

    The Late, Great American Middle Class

    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. “The reality is that no matter how smart, how strong, how educated or how

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  • iMail , News May 13, 2010

    Mass Layoffs Down But Still High

    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. That’s compared to the quarter prior, where there were 2,419 mass layoffs affecting 406,815 workers. And the first quarter of 2009, when there were 3,979 mass layoffs

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  • iMail , News February 4, 2010

    IAM Urges Jobs Priority in Export Control Review

    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. “While current export controls are in need of reform, we must be mindful that policies that encourage or facilitate further outsourcing of

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  • iMail , News February 2, 2010

    Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

    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. Of the $100 billion, $33 billion

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