american workers

The days when small towns could give corporations large handouts to create industry and stability are long gone.
Credit: Engineering Course, Southeast Community College Changing course requires a massive investment of trillions of dollars
Representatives will work a bit more than usual, but probably not as much as you do.
In theory, politicians receive benefits by denying the effects humans have on the environment because this creates a new voting demographic, the blue-collared.
Over the past year, there have been significant advances in wages for working-class Americans. Many cities and states have increased their minimum wages providing millions of Americans with a long overdue raise. In Congress, however, progress is nonexistent.
Now that the issue of unskilled foreign workers replacing skilled American workers has been unveiled through the H1B Guest worker program, the next logical question is to what extent is the practice employed and how prevalent is it with respect to the American workforce?
I always thought Labor Day was created as a holiday of rest from labor but I was surprised to learn just the opposite. A national holiday since 1882, Labor Day pays tribute to the American worker and focuses on the virtues of work rather than a vacation from it.
Low-wage workers around the country have sparked a movement for large minimum wage increases for a reason. And their proposed increases are phased in gradually over several years. It might behoove some of those commenting from the sidelines to stop calling them crazy.
Whether we wake up in the mornings loving what we do or not, it is important to remember the people we come in contact with during our day-to-day activities are trying to make a living for themselves and their families as well.
Frank Walsh still pays dues to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, but more than four years have passed
Increasing the minimum wage would immediately lift 4.6 million people out of poverty with an additional 6.8 million over time. We should do more to help those struggling and by increasing the minimum wage we can affect immediate change.
We have seen that smart investments in workforce-development initiatives, backed by strong accountability measures, can deliver the kind of broad-based prosperity that Americans remember from the 1990s. It's time for Congress to get back to making those investments a priority.
Today, the value of unions is increasingly being called into question, including by college professors in the classroom. Unions are seen as out-of-date and unnecessary, and the reason for every problem in the business world.
Meanwhile, in the U.S., 83 percent of smartphone users said they check work email after work hours, according to a 2011 study
American unions came into existence because they were a necessity to create balance in an economic system that was out of balance. We have similar circumstances today.
The "American Dream" shines brighter in most eyes that I encounter across continents. I have been traveling since I was 18, and every time USA becomes a topic of discussion, the quest for the stars and stripes (green card) seems to be the aspiration of the world.
Ask most American workers today if they are feeling confident about the American economy, their employment opportunities, and their chance of retirement these days, and most will answer in the negative.