Tag Archive: work

Jun 09 2013

Faith lessons in unemployment

How does it feel to be laid off? If you can’t answer that question yourself, there’s a good chance you know someone who can. Countless numbers of people in our community understand what it’s like to be unexpectedly unemployed… including me. After two decades of pastoral ministry I went to work for a para-church organization …

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Jun 07 2013

None of my business: We have a cockeyed view of poverty in America.

It was late, I was grumpy, and the woman in front of me was buying cigarettes. I noticed the items in her cart: brand-name snacks, colas, and frozen foods. I looked at how she dressed, considered the carton of cigarettes she requested, and made a wager to myself that she would pay with government assistance. …

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Jun 04 2013

Money still can’t buy happiness: And we finally have a nation that’s taking that reality to heart.

What makes us happy? In America, we’ve been asking this question ever since 1776, the year we declared for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Back then, Americans seeking more happiness had little more than guesswork to go by. Now we have help: a new science of happiness with years of research findings behind …

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Apr 03 2012

Young workers and Social Security

By Phylis Dills Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Little Rock, AR   Summer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school …

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Feb 07 2012

Is Mitt Romney out of touch?

By Bill Wilson Within hours of his big win in Florida, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney again raised questions about whether he is in touch with the American people, telling reporters, “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it.” Really? The nation has …

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Dec 05 2011

Hardly working

Unemployed and under-employed Americans are enduring hiring discrimination as well as financial and emotional distress. By David Elliot Many people know that some 14 million Americans, officially about 9 percent of the nation’s work force, are unemployed. Another 12 million are under-employed. That means they’d like full-time work but can’t get it, or maybe they’re …

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Aug 31 2011

A tip for Joe the Machinist: Watch your back

By Sam Pizzigati You work hard. You do good work. You loyally stick with your employer through good times and bad. Do you have a right to a paycheck that rises over time? On any Labor Day over the last 50 years, the answer — from labor and management alike — would be obvious: Of …

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Jul 19 2011

Sleazy corporate holiday

By Donald Kaul My father, long dead, spent his working years in tool and die shops in Detroit, an experience from which he crafted a political, economic, and social philosophy of life. “They’re all in it together,” he would say. That was the very core of the philosophy. Were high wages bad because they made …

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