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.
This morning's release of the government employment report showed 162,000 payroll jobs gained in March, the largest jump in three years.