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April 1, 2019

Alabama’s committed to building a strong workforce to support its future

Currently no area of economic development presents a greater challenge or a greater opportunity for Alabama than workforce development. Alabamians are hard workers, dedicated employees, innovative […]
October 10, 2018

The union movement’s ground zero is California

United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District, at loggerheads over a contract for a year and a half, are now in 11th-hour […]
October 10, 2018

With 8 Years of Job Gains, Unemployment Is Lowest Since 1969 Image

The unemployment rate fell to a nearly five-decade low in September, punctuating a remarkable rebound in the 10 years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers set […]
October 10, 2018

The new NAFTA isn’t done yet

The newly drafted trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada still has multiple details that need to be worked out and includes a provision […]
October 10, 2018

The Uber strike is just the start, if unions learn how to mobilize millennials

The Uber action and McStrike suggest young people are increasingly seeing the benefits of fighting for their rights. A a semi-regular Uber user, I listened to […]
October 1, 2018

New Nafta Shows Trump’s Trade Strategy for Balancing Labor, Business Interests

WASHINGTON—The Teamsters have nice things to say about the new North American Free Trade Agreement. Big banks can also claim a victory. Continue reading on The […]
December 4, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives passes legislation to unlock our energy potential, create jobs, and grow our economy

The U.S. House of Representatives took a major step yesterday towards modernizing the nation’s energy policy with the passage of the North American Energy Security and […]
November 25, 2015

Excessive EPA regulations are killing middle-class jobs

While some regulation is good and obviously necessary for the economic and social health of our country, too much regulation often has a cost associated with […]
November 11, 2015

The “War on Coal” has killed over 900 mining jobs in Alabama

In the past six months, over 900 Alabama coal miners have lost heir jobs as the result of a depressed coal market and the uncertainty created […]