When a Coin Drops in Asia, Jobs Disappear in Detroit, Broken Heart – Unemployment’s Devastating Impact
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Here’s a wrap up of 6 recent blogs:
1. When a Coin Drops in Asia, Jobs Disappear in Detroit
Last year, free trade hammered Michigan's 11th Congressional District, located between Detroit and Flint, killing manufacturing, costing jobs and crushing dreams.
2. Broken Heart - Unemployment's Devastating Impact
Organizations need to realize the unemployed still have contributions to make. Here are the 4 "P's" for anyone who is running out of hope after a long stretch of being unemployed.
3. Organizing Institute Apprentices Gear Up with Autoworkers to Ask for a Little Respect
Organizing Institute apprentices have hit the ground running to help autoworkers build a union at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi-a fight that has been brewing over the past decade. This is the largest class of OI apprentices to be part of any one campaign. It's important because this is a historic campaign to show that union organizing is a civil right and to show that #BlackLivesMatter.
4. The Economy Adds 242,000 Jobs in February, and Unemployment Remains Unchanged at 4.9%
The U.S. economy added 242,000 jobs in February and unemployment was 4.9%, unchanged from January, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This continues the record string of months with job growth.
5. Enormous, Humongous January Trade Deficit Hits Jobs, Wages
The U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday that the January goods and services trade deficit was an enormous, humongous $45.68 billion. The January goods deficit was $63.7 billion, offset by an $18 billion services surplus.
6. 401(k) Retirement Plans Amplify Income Inequality and Racial Disparities
It's bad enough that the move toward individual retirement plans has been a massive failure when it comes to providing average working Americans retirement security. But now there's research that shows that our dependence on individual retirement plans adds fuel to the fire of racial and class inequities in ways that the pension plans that used to be common did not.
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