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2011


The Carbon Market: California tries to implement cap-and-trade
Berkeley Political Review, December 28, 2011

Nonunion competition weighs on contract talks for area grocery chains
Sacramento Bee, December 23, 2011

Income inequality slide show projected onto Anna Head complex
The Daily Cal, December 13, 2011

Report: Fixing health law ‘glitch’ would expand subsidies to tens of thousands
The Hill, December 13, 2011

Viewpoints: Raising the retirement age increases inequality
Sacramento Bee, December 1, 2011

As Public Sector Sheds Jobs, Blacks Are Hit Hardest
New York Times, November 28, 2011

Research Roundup: Corporate Tax Dodgers, Economic Realities for Young Adults, and More
Progressive States Network, November 4, 2011

It's the Economy, Stupid — Public Sector Unions are not the Cause of State Budget Deficits
California Progress Report, October 20, 2011

Labor Costs Down in State
The Olympian, October 17, 2011

Social Security — a pillar of retirement income
By Sylvia Allegretto
The Berkeley Blog, October 17, 2011

The Ongoing Struggle for Jobs and Freedom
The Huffington Post, October 14, 2011

The Wrong Target: Public Workers, Unions Didn’t Cause Budget Crises
In These Times, October 14, 2011

Report finds no link between state budget deficits and public sector unions
Economic Policy Institute, October 13, 2011

Berkeley report: Don't blame public employees for budget woes
Sacramento Bee, October 13, 2011

Study: Blame budget on economy, not union workers
Sacramento Business Journal, October 13, 2011

Housing Bust Caused Deficits, Not Public-Sector Contracts, Study Finds
Unions.org, October 13, 2011

Unions lobby against South Korean Free Trade Agreement
Katie Quan in the Martinez News-Gazette
October 11, 2011

California workers to face hardships in retirement
San Francisco Chronicle, October 9, 2011

Californians Face Dismal Retirement
The California Report, October 5, 2011

Bleak picture on California retirements
Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, October 5, 2011

The age of retirement insecurity
Ventura County Star, October 4, 2011

UC Berkeley report sees tough times for California retirees
Sacramento Bee, October 3, 2011

Report: Private sector workers need guaranteed pensions
Statesman Journal, October 3, 2011

Young people more likely to retire in poverty, according to study
The Daily Californian, October 3, 2011

AB101 would help stabilize child care system
Op-Ed by Laurel Lucia
San Francisco Chronicle, September 22, 2011

Menu Surcharge Can Be Misleading
Ken Jacobs in the Wall Street Journal
September 21, 2011

Unable to reach a deal, Pleasant Hill has imposed contracts on 3 of 4 employee unions
Mercury News, September 19, 2011

Steven Pitts and Karel on the American Jobs Act and Black Unemployment
KGO Radio
September 17, 2011

Hospitals new No. 1 industry in S.F., report shows
San Francisco Chronicle, September 7, 2011

Here's Why Black Unemployment Has Gone Through The Roof
Business Insider, September 2, 2011

Workplace Rights for Domestic Employees May Expand
Laurel Lucia on The California Report, August 12-14, 2011

Study: Early Care and Education Industry Strengthens Entire California Economy
By Laurel Lucia
California Labor Federation, August  8, 2011

Time to close loophole in S.F. health care law
Op-Ed by Ken Jacobs
San Francisco Chronicle, August 1, 2011

Inflatable rats and regulatory tsunamis: Just another day at the NLRB
Op-Ed by John Logan
The Hill, July 27, 2011

Report: Blacks Lag Behind Others in Slow Economic Recovery
AFL-CIO, July 7, 2011

Insight: Budget Effects On Employment
Capital Public Radio, July 6, 2011

Ralph Nader: Walmart Support a Minimum Wage Raise
The Nader Page, July 3, 2011

Walmart: Too Big To Sue
Huffington Post, June 21, 2011

Black Unemployment Crisis: Loss Of Government Jobs Hurts African Americans
The Huffington Post, June 7, 2011

Labor, Business and Government Agree: Building Workforce Partnerships is Key to Economic Recovery
California Progress Report, 30 May 2011

East Bay lawmaker renews call for tax hike on state's richest
Oakland Tribune, May 16, 2011

US labour expert testifies in Walmart case
Mail & Guardian Online, May 12, 2011

Former Cal linebacker Scott Fujita talks NFL Lockout
The Daily Californian, "Extra Points" May 5, 2011

Threat to Blacks in the Public Sector
The Root May 2, 2011

Brooklyn Leads Living Wage Fight
The Brooklyn Rail, May 2011

Could Walmart Pay a Living Wage?
California Progress Report, April 27, 2011

Livable wage at Walmart would have huge impact on associates, while leaving low prices intact
American Rights at Work Blog, April 21, 2011

Walmart Could Easily Pay Its Workers $12 An Hour
Fast Company, April 20, 2011

If Walmart Paid its 1.4 Million U.S. Workers a Living Wage, it Would Result in Almost No Pain for the Average Customer
AlterNet, April 20, 2011

Walmart Minimum Wage Of $12 Wouldn't Drive Up Prices, Says Study
Huffington Post Business, April 19, 2011

How Wal-Mart Shapes the World
The American Prospect, April 19, 2011

What will an 'all cuts' budget look like?
San Francisco Chronicle, April 10, 2011

Glimmer of hope in China's labor practices
FrederickNewsPost.com, March 24, 2011

Union Rights Affect Black Workers More than Others Audio
NPR “Tell Me More”, March 10, 2011
Interview with Steven Pitts

Who Are Those "Greedy" Public Workers? Blacks and Women
NewAmericaMedia, March 6, 2011

Grocery contract talks going slowly as deadline nears
Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2011

How Unions Helped Bring Economic Justice to Black Workers
AlterNet, February 25, 2011

Attack on Public Employees Deals a Sharp Blow to Blacks
AFL-CIO Media Center, February 24, 2011

Living Wage Laws: Good for Workers and Good for the Economy
Huffington Post, February 18, 2011
By Ken Jacobs

Who Are All These Evil Public Workers? Black People
Colorlines, February 18, 2011

 

 
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