Federal employees, classified as "security risks" because of credit problems, protested mass firings and suspensions at a hearing with Congresswoman Marcia Fudge here April 23.
Dennis Gannon, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, on Monday called for a stock transaction tax to make the big banks pay to create good jobs now.
According to Leo Gerard, president of the United Steel Workers, "The most important thing to come out of a mine is the miner."
"They got bailed out, we got sold out!" was the chant as over 150 trade unionists and community allies marched through downtown Oakland April 5, pausing at banks along the route to let their message soak in.
The Alliance for Retired Americans rocked their first plenary session with appearances by AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler, Labor Department Secretary Hilda Solis and others.
This morning's release of the government employment report showed 162,000 payroll jobs gained in March, the largest jump in three years.
Farmworker rights, civil rights groups and labor leaders are urging supporters to call their lawmakers and ask them to endorse the Children's Act for Responsible Employment.