“Strong” January Job Numbers Mask the True Story of Employment in Capitalist America
The United States added more jobs than had been forecast in January. But these numbers mask the quality of jobs and the overall conditions for the working class, and minimize anything that might remind workers of the exploitation that is the foundation of a system that prioritizes profits over human needs.
Otto ForsFebruary 5, 2022
Hundreds of Thousands of Workers Are Quitting Their Jobs. But a “General Strike” Is Something Much More Powerful
In a recent opinion piece, former U.S. labor secretary Robert Reich argues that the September jobs report shows evidence of an “unofficial national general strike.” But that is a contradiction in terms.
Madeleine FreemanOctober 16, 2021
Job Growth or Job Decline, It’s All About Capitalist Exploitation
A recent Wall Street Journal editorial affords a look into the argument the capitalists are having within their class about the most recent Labor Department jobs numbers.
Scott CooperOctober 11, 2021