Entries by Bill Droel

A hidden cause of high veteran unemployment: the federal hiring freeze

A hidden cause of high veteran unemployment: the federal hiring freeze Posted at: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 06:53:47 AM Author: Clayton Sinyai The latest BLS unemployment figures indicate that nearly 10% of post-9/11 veterans 25 and over are unemployed, compared to 7.6% of civilians in that age group. In researching an America story on this […]

The Next Battle

The Next Battle Veterans are fighting for jobs on the homefront. Clayton Sinyai | AUGUST 27, 2012 After 24 years in the military, including three tours in Iraq and service as a scout sniper in Afghanistan, Joe Tretta was ready for a change. “I wasn’t young anymore,” he said. “It was no fun sleeping on the […]

A new generation of labor priests

A new generation of labor priests Aug. 31, 2012 By Brian Roewe Fr. Ty Hullinger (left) listens to fellow priests May 22 during the first Priest Laborer Social Justice Continuing Formation meeting in Chicago. (NCR photo/Brian Roewe) On July 23, housekeepers and other workers at Hyatt Hotels began a global boycott of the hotel chain. […]