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Work

Making a living, and a life.

Replacing Coal with Green Jobs in Navajo Nation Replacing Coal with Green Jobs in Navajo Nation
by Yvonne Liu
Shutting down coal mines was a first step. Now Navajo activists are working for a new, green-jobs economy. 
Jobs, Not Handouts
by David Korten
David Korten: Wall Street's plunge shows what's wrong with phantom wealth. Why support that system when we could be creating jobs in the real economy?
Green-collar Jobs in Newark, New Jersey Green-collar Jobs in Newark, New Jersey
A weatherization program in Newark, New Jersey, is creating jobs and helping low-income residents save money.
United by Hard Times: Workers Organize Across Race Lines United by Hard Times: Workers Organize Across Race Lines
by Carlos Jimenez
A tough economy makes cross-race organizing more important than ever.
Colors in New York: A Restaurant Cooperative Colors in New York: A Restaurant Cooperative
by Berit Anderson
Mamdouh founded the worker-owned Colors as a tribute to those who’d lost their lives in the World Trade Center.
Protecting Workers, Not Corporations Protecting Workers, Not Corporations
by Mark Engler
Amid the disappointments of Obama's first year in office is one bright spot: a Department of Labor that stands up for workers' rights.
A Green and Fair Recovery A Green and Fair Recovery
by Yvonne Liu
If equity factors prominently into the equation, an expanded green economy has tremendous potential to positively transform our communities, sustain the environment, and lift the quality of all our lives. But this won’t happen by chance.
Dave Moore: Fighter for Civil Rights and Working People Dave Moore: Fighter for Civil Rights and Working People
Video: A tribute to Dave Moore, an icon of the civil rights and labor movements, who passed away in the fall of 2009 at the age of 97.
Between Overworked and Out of Work Between Overworked and Out of Work
by Dean Baker
Giving employers incentives to offer paid time off would boost employment, stimulate the economy, and help the U.S. move toward a healthier life-work balance.
Growing Home—Urban Agriculture in Chicago Growing Home—Urban Agriculture in Chicago
Orrin Williams of Growing Home explains urban agriculture's crucial role in rebuilding our cities and communities—from increasing job security and food access to decreasing the environmental impact of farming.
Crossroads in Copenhagen Crossroads in Copenhagen
by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins discusses the conflicting emotions that Copenhagen causes.
Seeds of a Movement for the Unemployed Seeds of a Movement for the Unemployed
by Jake Blumgart
Where do working Americans turn when they lose their jobs?
People We Love :: Lorraine Kerwood People We Love :: Lorraine Kerwood
by Keeley Harding
Rebuilding computers for the community.
How the Seattle WTO Protests Changed the World How the Seattle WTO Protests Changed the World
Video: United Steelworkers remember the union role in taking on the WTO.
Recovery Act's Green Jobs: Weatherization in New York City Recovery Act's Green Jobs: Weatherization in New York City
640,329 jobs have been created or saved by the Recovery Act. Green for All provides a glimpse into how the program affects the people who hold those jobs and the residents receiving weatherization services in New York City.
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