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Pittsburgh-The newly released national June jobs report showed 200,000 people joined the unemployment lines last month. In Pennsylvania, where the annual unemployment rate is the highest it has been in nearly three decades and state tuition/student debt is on the rise, the state's low-...
07/18/2011
Press Release
  Frances Fox Piven (professor, CUNY Graduate Center) and Cornel West (professor, Princeton University) hosted a national webcast teach-in addressing the roots of the current economic crisis and what people are doing to fight back this on April 5, 2011. The event was streamed live from New...
04/21/2011
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NEW YORK--Tonight I will be in City Hall Plaza in New York as part of the nationwide series of "We Are One" demonstrations sponsored by a broad coalition of organizations. Participants will be there to stand up on behalf of the workers in Wisconsin, collective bargaining, and on behalf of a country...
03/28/2011
News/Resource
"Workplace flexibility" is the buzz phrase in debates about how to help busy parents better juggle the competing demands of work and family. But the public conversation has been shaped largely by the experiences of professional workers. Low-wage workers face a different set of challenges -- they...
03/14/2011
Publication
NEW YORK – As budget debates continue to play out at the state level, it is apparent that Americans everywhere are still suffering from the long-tail of the recession and need jobs, not austerity measures that will likely reverse emergent economic gains. A new report by the policy center Demos...
03/07/2011
Press Release
  Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) — Robert Kuttner, co-founder of American Prospect magazine, discusses Wisconsin workers' protests against legislation that would restrict their collective-bargaining rights. He talks with Matt Miller and Carol Massar on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source:...
02/22/2011
Video
Putting our nation on a path of broad prosperity will require generating new jobs, investing in key areas, modernizing and restoring our revenue base, and greatly increasing the cost efficiency of the health care system. Achieving these goals, however, will require an informed and engaged public to...
11/30/2010
Publication
Washington, DC — A collaborative effort of The Century Foundation, Demos and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Our Fiscal Security today released Investing in America’s Economy: A Budget Blueprint for Economic Recovery and Fiscal Responsibility. This Blueprint is a...
11/29/2010
Press Release
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