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Jerry Brown's tug-of-war: labor contracts, deficit
San Francisco Chronicle, December 12, 2010

For Local Hiring Law to Succeed, Plenty of Cooperation Is Required
New York Times, December 11, 2010

Alan Grayson says more Walmart employees on Medicaid, food stamps than other companies
Tampa Bay Times, December 6, 2010

Employees, Employers and Health Care Burdens Audio
Interview with Ken Jacobs
The California Report Health Dialogues, November 18, 2010

Coming Now to a Job Near You! Why Climate Change Matters for California Workers
By Brendan Smith, Jeremy Brecher and Lisa Hoyos
Huffington Post, October 15, 2010

Draconian Budget Cuts to Senior and Disabled Programs
The Berkeley Daily Planet, Wednesday October 13, 2010

Setting the record straight on AB32 and jobs
By Carol Zabin & Lisa Hoyos
San Francisco Chronicle, October 6, 2010

Kaiser workers vote in bitter battle between two unions
Contra Costa Times, September 15, 2010

Pay scale tilts downward for many
The Kansas City Star, September 5, 2010

Stop blaming public employees for the state's rickety finances
Op-Ed by Ken Jacobs and Stephanie Kalmin
Sacramento Bee, September 4, 2010

Jobs crisis leaves 'hole' in black neighborhoods
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 24, 2010

Jacobs Says California Furloughs Will Hurt Workers Video
The Washington Post, August 20, 2010

State Furloughs May Not Save As Much Money As Expected
KQED News, August 19, 2010

In Summer of Strife, China’s Proletariat Debuts on World Stage
In These Times, August 6, 2010

Unemployment jumps in U.S. big cities
OurWeekly, Aug 05, 2010

Black Agenda Radio Audio
July 19, 2010
Interview with Steven Pitts begins at -24.04

Guest Comment: We need reality-based leadership, July 29, 2010

Blacks struggling in job market, UC Berkeley research says
The Oakland Tribune, July 16, 2010

Opinion: California currently allows oil companies to enjoy a giant tax break
Capitol Weekly, July 15, 2010

Study: Blacks Fare Worse in Unemployment Numbers, July 08, 2010

Refuting Oil Industry Lies About The California Severance Tax
California Progress Report, July 06, 2010

Raise some taxes; budget cutting alone will harm the economy
San Diego Tribune, July 3, 2010

Black workers at a disadvantage
Interview with Steven Pitts on Marketplace, July 2, 2010

Benefits Could Go Beyond Small Businesses
By Ken Jacobs and Laurel Lucia
California HealthLine, July 01, 2010

Labor Center launches monthly black jobs report
UC Berkeley NewsCenter, July 1, 2010

Encouraging shift in unemployment for African-Americans
Crosscurrents from KALW News, June 7, 2010

The Morning Show (starts 41.48 minutes) Audio
KPFA, June 2, 2010
Katie Quan discusses China labor, the recent suicides at Foxconn in Shenzhen, and the strike at the Honda transmission plant in Guangzhou.

Gov.'s Revised Budget Plan Would Hurt Jobs, Economy, Study Finds
California Healthline, May 28, 2010

Budget cuts mean 330,000 lost jobs, union-funded report says
California Watch Blog, May 28, 2010

Clash over governor's tax breaks for businesses
San Francisco Chronicle, May 28, 2010

New study on Gov. Schwarzenegger's budget cuts Audio
Ken Jacobs on Capital Public Radio, May 28, 2010

Study Shows Govenor's Budget Proposal Would Increase Unemployment
Capital Public Radio, May 27, 2010

The Economic Consequences of Proposed California Budget Cuts
Op-ed by Ken Jacobs, California Progress Report, May 27, 2010

Study: State Budget Cuts Will Swell Unemployment
KCBS, May 27, 2010

Budget cuts could be devastating to Calif. economy
ABC7 News, May 27, 2010

Deficit reduction isn't one size fits all
Op-Ed by Ken Jacobs and T. William Lester
San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2010

A green jobs generator: AB 32 won't cost the state 3 million jobs, despite claims by opponents.
Op-Ed by Carol Zabin and Dave Graham-Squire
Los Angeles Times, April 21, 2010

How Can Unions Shape the U.S. Economy Audio
John Logan on Your Call Radio, April 19, 2010

State worker furlough days may cost California
San Francisco Chronicle, April 15, 2010

Pro: Unions attract new businesses; Con: Unions repel new businesses
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 11, 2010

Cash-Poor Cities Take On Unions
Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2010

Study: Cuts to health programs a bad plan for state economy
San Fracisco Bay Guardian, March 30, 2010

Misquote and misconstrue
Letter to the editor by Carol Zabin, Los Angeles Business Journal, March 22, 2010

The Health Care Summit Audio
Ken Jacobs on KQED Forum, February 26, 2010

Press Release: Study says Obama health plan increases access, affordability in California
UC Berkeley News, February 24, 2010

Study finds significant non-union impacts for proposed tax on "Cadillac" health plans
UC Berkeley News, February 18, 2010

Excise tax on high-cost health plans would have nonunion impact, study shows
Washington Post, February 18, 2010


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