Recruiting jobs to your state in the rapidly expanding energy storage sector

Energy Storage Is The Job Creation Opportunity Of The Future — Now! #CleanTechnica Exclusive, Carolyn Fortuna, Clean Technica, Dec 13, 2018 So often we hear naysayers bemoaning the effects of relinquishing a fossil fuel-based energy economy. “If we stopped producing oil and gas tomorrow, we’d have an economic crisis. We’d have a famine. We’d have a world war.” So it’s refreshing to …

Can Cooperatives Save Us From The Next Economic Crisis?

Nathan Schneider:  I think we have a tremendous opportunity to allow those kinds of financing mechanisms that we saw in the 1930s to ensure that our governments are supporting, investing in co-operative businesses locally, rather than trying to lure extractive businesses into their community, spending all kinds of money to do that. Also, in tech regulation, ensuring that our new …

ILO calls for universal labor guarantee, living wage, health, safety and education

The International Labour Organisation last week called for a universal labor guarantee to safeguard workers’ fundamental rights. There seems little real appetite for a new social contract among CEOs, despite the warm words.   The ILO report is the culmination of a 15-month review by a 27-member commission of senior figures from the world of business, academia, trade unions and charities. It calls …

‘Change Is Coming!’ Congressional Dems Join Sanders in Proposing Bill to End ‘Starvation Wages,’ Ensuring $15 Per Hour for All Workers

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Common Dreams by Julia Conley, staff writer “Every member of Congress should recognize the urgent need to raise the wage, and if they support a salary of only $15,080 per year, they should be forced to live on it.” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined protesters at a Fight for $15 rally on Capitol Hill. (Photo: Getty) Denouncing the current …

PV Installer Listed as Fastest Growing Occupation through 2026, with median pay ~$40K. Solar Power Jobs Program Developed For At-Risk Youth

Solar PV installer is listed as the fastest growing occupation for the period 2016-2026 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For 2017, the media pay was $39,490, according to the same source. December 31st, 2018 by Jake Richardson on Clean Technica A program has been created by HBI and IREC to help at-risk youth get jobs in the solar power industry. Solar power job training …

Where The Clean Tech Jobs Are — Infographic & Interactive Guide

January 8th, 2019 by Steve Hanley on Clean Technica  Jobs in clean tech in America are outpacing employment in the fossil fuel sector. According to Clean Jobs Cities, “The Top 50 metro areas for clean jobs now employ 1.8 million workers in clean energy technologies, accounting for more than one out of every two clean energy jobs in the country — which alone outnumbers …

2018 policy notes on jobs guarantee programs

By Matt Bruenig, People’s Policy Project, 2018 Discussion around the idea of a job guarantee has picked up of late (CBPP, The Nation, Sanders Institute I, II). As with any idea that attracts a sizable number of adherents, the term “job guarantee” means lots of different things to a lot of different people, which makes it a difficult thing to talk about in …

Innovation Used to Benefit Workers. Can It Again? Machines can make jobs better, but a tiny class of bosses uses them to make jobs disappear. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Excerpt from Bob Lord, Thursday, December 27, 2018,  Inequality.org …Until about 1980, technological advances benefited American workers and American society. Technological advances improved productivity, and workers shared in the benefits proportionately. Wages rose at the same rate as productivity. Not only were American workers paid more, they enjoyed progressively shorter work weeks. As workers’ pay increased, they could buy more, which created …

Drugs ‘R’ Us: Opioid Markets After the Jobs Disappear

Alcabes’ article, entitled “Drugs ‘R’ Us: Opioid Markets After the Jobs Disappear,” cites several recent studies on the issue. The article considers some of the prominent narratives on opioid use in America, framing the on-going crisis in a socio-political context.  Read the full article at LA Review of Books’ website. OCTOBER 6, 2018 FOR MILLENNIA, humans have been using the alkaloids from …

70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Created Under the Chairmanship of Eleanor Roosevelt Passed Today in 1948 by the UN General Assembly 

POSTED ON DECEMBER 10, 2018 · POSTED IN ROOSEVELT HOUSE, ROOSEVELT HOUSE GENERAL NEWS Roosevelt House celebrates the leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt in writing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as we mark the 70th anniversary of its adoption by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. Three years of Mrs. Roosevelt’s hard work and consensus-building produced a document that would shape the way …