August

“America Wants to Work” kicks off this week

The AFL-CIO and its allies will spend weeks organizing an "America Wants to Work" campaign to focus on what they see as the nation's real crisis: jobs.

Smiley and West's Poverty Tour: A call for unconditional brotherhood

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West brought the last stop of their "Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience" to Memphis, Tennessee. The location was chosen in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s support for sanitation workers and as the site of the National Civil Rights Museum.

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In pilot project, AFL-CIO organizes Minnesota jobless workers

The AFL-CIO, in a pilot project in the Twin Cities and in six other areas, is trying to bring some hope back - along with practical help.

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Detroit demands action on jobs

Over 5,000 jobseekers showed up in Detroit for the second stop on the Congressional Black Caucus's "For the People" tour.

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Emergency manager cuts endanger Detroit schools

Ten thousand Detroit Public Schools teachers and support staff are quickly finding out how undemocratic Michigan's emergency manager law is.

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Groups demand Bank of America stop foreclosures, pay taxes

BOA made $10 billion in profits last year. However, they paid nothing in taxes.

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Rallies call for “Contract for the American Dream”

Demonstrators gathered around the country calling on public officials to respond to the economic crisis by putting people back to work in good jobs.

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In Connecticut the fight for jobs is on

"Connecticut workers want Congress to act on the jobs crisis with the same urgency that was brought to the manufactured political crisis over the debt ceiling."

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Demand for job creation swells across the nation

At rallies, meetings, marches, demonstrations and press conferences from one end of the nation to the other demands for massive job creation are challenging the tea party inspired focus on the federal deficit.

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The kids aren't all right, new report shows

The recession hasn't been good for anyone, but children have been especially hard hit  says a new report by the Children's Defense Fund.

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