November 20, 2015
After years of decline, the death rate for the least educated middle-aged white Americans has increased since NAFTA, and “half a million people are dead who should not be dead,” say economists.
This October, Witness for Peace Southeast (WFPSE) is hosting Nicaraguan Fair Trade advocate Julia Vallejos, a founding member of Masili, a workers-owned, fair-trade, women’s cooperative operating in the Free Trade Zone in Nicaragua.
After the President delivered his State of the Union address, The Herald newspaper in Rock Hill, SC – where 15.7% of county residents are unemployed – published a column, Unemployed to politicians: “What country are they all living in?” Author Andrew Dys visited the local unemployment office to listen to the stories of job seekers and to get their reaction to all the talk from various politicians about jobs and unemployment:
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.