July

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Jobs, labor and WPA's living legacy

Interest is growing in the history and legacy of Depression-era New Deal programs like the Works Progress Administration.

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Message to my fellow workers: China-bashing is a bad idea

My union, the IAM, calls for a national industrial policy and massive investment in infrastructure - something China has actually done, not just talked about.

Congressional hearing held on Delphi pension issues

"Ohio is losing $58 million a year because our pensions were cut," stated Bruce Gump, president of the Delphi Salaried Retirees Committee, in testimony at a hearing of the Congressional Finances Committee in Canfield, Ohio, July 14.

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Trumka tells AFT: Stand together, march together, vote together

SEATTLE - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged union teachers to "stand together, work together, march together, vote together" to defeat the right-wing attacks on public education.

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Teachers union endorses Oct. 2 One Nation jobs march

SEATTLE — Delegates to the American Federation of Teachers 81th Convention here applauded as AFT President Randi Weingarten urged them to mobilize for an October 2 jobs march on Washington, D.C.

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Workers of the world need a “new global economic order”

VANCOUVER, Canada - In the video below, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, summarizes an opinion expressed by many at this global union meet: Make the banks pay to create jobs and clean up their mess.

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Thousands of AFSCME members rock Boston's 'Cradle of Freedom'

Thousands of state and local government employees rocked the 'Cradle of Freedom' here when they staged a peaceful takeover on June 30 of the historic Boston Common.