Topic: Economic Policy Institute
Public employees protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to weaken collective bargaining in Wisconsin have been joined by steelworkers, teamsters, nurses, airline pilots, and other private sector workers. In state capitals around the country, supporters rallied as well.
02/26/2011 04:27 pm
Conservative Republicans want to cut Social Security, even though it's not a major contributor to US debt. A better solution to future Social Security shortfalls is a thriving economy.
02/24/2011 02:09 pm
Other states are watching Wisconsin's bid to virtually break labor unions as a means of cutting huge deficits. Unions in Wisconsin and beyond see this as a Waterloo moment.
02/17/2011 08:00 pm
House Speaker John Boehner says 'so be it' if budget cutting puts government employees out of work. In the end, would that help the unemployment rate or hurt it?
02/17/2011 07:08 pm
Nearly 1 in 3 working families now qualify as 'working poor.' More affordable college – and a more progressive tax system – would help.
02/14/2011 05:37 pm
Congress can cut the budget without hurting Social Security, Medicare, and other social insurance programs.
12/28/2010 02:20 pm
Three budget proposals all found ways to shrink the deficit. Where did they find common ground?
12/10/2010 03:05 pm
Congress is considering legislation that would punish China for devaluing its currency, a policy the Obama administration regards as hindering US jobs growth. But some say protectionism is even more costly.
10/04/2010 03:27 pm
State and city budget cuts could offset the federal stimulus's effects.
08/02/2010 10:00 am
On average, state workers make $39.66 an hour, have traditional pensions untouched by stock market moves, and are laid off at one-third the rate of private-sector workers. Considering concerns about the federal budget, are government jobs too cushy?
04/26/2010 06:03 pm