By Mohamed A. El-Erian, Published: February 3 Mohamed A. El-Erian is chief executive and co-chief investment officer of the investment management firm Pimco and author of “When Markets Collide.” The first Friday of every month, you will find me among those eagerly waiting for the release of the latest government data on jobs. Such eagerness, however, [...]
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Afraid of the protesters he would draw for his plan to slash the social safety net in order to make the rich richer, this month Rep. Paul Ryan cancelled public town halls in favor of events requiring paid tickets. In response, unemployed constituents in Ryan’s district are asking for face-to-face meetings by conducting sit-ins at his local [...]
Now that the debate over raising the nation’s debt ceiling has been temporarily resolved, the White House has pledged, once again, to “pivot” to jobs. If the promise is giving you a sense of déjà vu, you’re not alone. To read the rest of the article and view the video click here.
The political elites believe the unemployed DO NOT vote. Like an urban myth, that idea is taking on a life of its own. Catherine Rampell, an economics reporter for the New York Times, recently wrote that: And with apologies to Karl Marx, the workers of the world, particularly the unemployed, are no longer uniting. Nor [...]
Are you *officially* unemployed? The reported rate actually excludes millions of jobless Americans. By Mint.com
UCubed Resources now contains a list of United States Senators and Members of Congress who have Facebook pages. Please use this Congressional contact list to post a comment on your elected representatives’ Facebook walls. I suggest using a message like this: “Help me get back to work. I was laid off ____ months ago. And I desperately [...]
Members of Congress Stop in Pittsburgh for the “Speakout for Good Jobs Now! Rebuild the American Dream” Tour ProgressiveCongress.org and the Congressional Progressive Caucus Host Event to Hear From Middle Class Workers and Unemployed More Information at: www.SpeakOutTour.com WHY: While the debate in Washington is all about deficit reduction, Americans outside the Beltway want to [...]
Miami, FL 2p.m.- 4p.m. Miami Dade College, North Campus, Lehman Theater in the Arts Complex, 11380 NW 27th Ave. Miami, FL 33167 (click for map) Join Representatives Raul Grijalva (AZ-CPC Co-Chair), Keith Ellison (MN-CPC Co-Chair), Frederica Wilson (FL) and Ted Deutch (FL) for your opportunity to share your stories and ideas. Text MIA to 228466 to get Miami Event [...]
Dear UCubed Leaders, Activists and Fans: You have the power to extend – or end – the Obama presidency. The New Republic published an article by Rex Teixeira entitled “The White Working Class: The Group That Will Likely Decide Obama’s Fate.” After explaining their crucial role in the battleground states, Teixeira argued that President Barack [...]