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Unions and union supporters march to New Haven Green

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Collective bargaining rights have become a point of contention in states and municipalities across the country. Gwyneth Shaw of The New Haven Independent reports on a diverse coalition who marched to the New Haven Green in support of workers' rights. Gwyneth K. Shaw Photo Crowd gathers on New Haven Green ...

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99ers search for influence in leadup to 2012

Monday, March 28th, 2011

There are somewhere between 1.4 and 3.9 million 99ers — people who have exhausted all available unemployment benefits. But despite their potential as a swing voting bloc, the 99ers are oddly invisible. They have had no mass protests in state capitals, no marches on Washington, no storming of Wall Street. ...

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Long-term unemployed look for allies

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Every Tuesday for a month, so-called 99ers have gathered on Twitter to trade strategies and stories. This week, the online discussion was focused on how to move offline, and who could help them make that crucial transition. We used the Storify tool to organize a summary of their conversation.This post ...

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What Went Wrong

Donald Barlett and James Steele are revisiting America: What Went Wrong, their landmark 1991 newspaper series, in a new project with the Investigative Reporting Workshop. Over the next year, the project team will examine how four decades of public policy has shaped America's ongoing economic crisis.

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Rags to rags: Economic mobility hard to come by

New Pew Center on States report confirms that moving up the American economic ladder is difficult, even though most people have more income than their parents.

Homelessness takes it toll on Florida's youngest

Florida, as a center of the housing boom, still struggles to recover from the Great Recession. Financial stresses and widespread foreclosures have placed families in precarious situations, resulting in a spike in child homelessness. Susannah Nesmith reports in the Broward Bulldog.

Older workers face challenges in Silicon Valley

An advanced degree and experience in the tech sector should be a ticket to a job in today's economy. But older workers in the heart of the new economy, Silicon Valley, are finding their resume is not the issue. Aaron Glantz reports in The Bay Citizen.

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