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Labor and green groups ask California to protect people, not polluters

A coalition of 100 labor and environmental groups has  sent a letter asking California Governor Gavin Newsom and California State Legislators to “protect people and not polluters” during this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. By Dan Bacher The letter was issued at time when Newsom has showed increasing signs of caving to the fossil fuel industry. As oil prices crashed to below zero at one point […]

May 19th

What the June jobs report says about the state of US inequality

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the U.S. economy generated 213,000 seasonally adjusted new jobs in June. Of the total, 11,000 jobs were in the public sector, 202,000 in the private sector. The headline unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent. A broader measure—which gauges both unemployment and underemployment—rose from 7.6 percent to 7.8 percent. By Meteor Blades The latest gains marked the […]

July 6th