Stacey Vanek Smith
Dec 28, 2011 A strike by the union representing office building workers hasn't happened in more than a decade, but Occupy Wall Street and the 99 percent mentality have given union members more confidence lately.
Dec 23, 2011 In Los Angeles, clothing makers are trying to ride a growth wave, if only they could find people to hire
Dec 22, 2011 Weekly jobless claims in the U.S. dropped to 364,000 last week. That's 4,000 fewer than the week before and the smallest number since early 2008.
Dec 20, 2011 As Kodak struggles to avoid bankruptcy, Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio visits Rochester, N.Y., to remember the middle class communities the company helped create.
Dec 9, 2011 The crisis in Europe has hurt worldwide demand for goods, and workers in China are protesting against the lost wages that come with decreased output
Dec 7, 2011 Yesterday, the president spoke about the loss of the American dream. But just how much is the middle class really shrinking?
Dec 1, 2011 The most recent monthly report measuring factory ordering shows better-than-expected numbers for the manufacturing sector.
Dec 1, 2011 "Lights-out machining" leads to layoffs for some workers but saves jobs for others.
Nov 30, 2011 The National Labor Relations Board is scheduled to take a preliminary vote on speeding up elections to unionize businesses.