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Union membership slipped further as attacks came in 2011

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The percentage of workers represented by a union dipped slightly in 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday, as organized labor came under attack in states once considered union strongholds, including Wisconsin and Ohio. In 2011, 11.8 percent of U.S. workers were represented by a…

Study proves regulations killed practically no jobs

In three straight recent weekly addresses, Republicans have asserted that “excessive government regulations” are keeping businesses from creating jobs. On the contrary, recent government data proves that in the third quarter of 2010 only 0.4 percent of jobs were lost due to government regulations or intervention. “With our economy struggling…

George Will: Loss of public jobs is a ‘good’ thing

In the mind of government critic George Will, a decline in the number of public jobs is actually a positive thing for the American economy. At his usual position on ABC’s This Week panel discussion Sunday morning, the hardline conservative again displayed a lack of remorse to government employees losing…

Jobless veterans say military experience is not valued

NAPERVILLE, Ill (Reuters) – When Matthew Burrell left the Army after eight years of service, he landed a job as a public relations contractor in Iraq. With a salary of $170,000, he figured military experience had finally paid off. But five months after returning home to Chicago, 33-year old Burrell…

Unemployed US war veterans reaches new record high, labor report says

WASHINGTON – More than 15 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans were unemployed in January, far higher than the national jobless rate and the highest since the government began collecting data on veterans in 2005, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday. That rate could go even higher…

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