July

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Is snail mail on its last legs?

The United States Postal Service has announced that it will examine 3,700 post offices for the possibility of closure.

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GOP launches "race to the bottom" for Michigan environment

"Racing to the bottom on environmental protection and worker safety isn't a jobs plan for Michigan," said Mark Schauer, national co-chair of the BlueGreen Alliance Jobs 21! campaign.

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Finally, a new hospital rises in post-Katrina St. Bernard

 The slowness to rebuild the health care system  served the interests of those seeking to permanently remove poor people and many working families from the area, union leaders and others here say. Unions have taken up the fight for restoring health care facilities and building new ones where they are needed.

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1,000 demand “Good Jobs Now” at Progressive Caucus speakout

SEATTLE - People lined up at microphones at a July 23 "speak out" here to demand that Congress stop kowtowing to the corporations and do what voters elected them to do: create good jobs at a living wage.

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Fight against privatization roils a Maryland county

Hundreds of Frederick County workers packed the county hearing room to speak to the five county commissioners two days in a row this week.

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Surprising voices say it’s time to “embrace” immigration

At Monday's "Immigration and Michigan's Economic Future" conference, CEOs, foundation leaders, New York's mayor and Michigan's Republican governor all discussed the benefits of immigration.

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“Rebuild the Dream”: For Henry Rhodes it’s still out of reach

In house parties across the nation, 25,000 participants told heartfelt stories of their struggles to make the "American dream" a reality.

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Budget must "respect, protect" women, coalition says

National Council of Womens' Organizations launched the Respect, Protect, Reject Campaign, and is calling on lawmakers to uphold Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and emphasize women's concerns in the talks.

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Mitt Romney: waffles and Bain in 2012

Bain Capital, the source of much of Romney's vast wealth, does little to help his job-creating credibility.

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Labor-backed think tank: Job slump will continue

There's bad news for the nation's 14 million unemployed: Two top experts at the Economic Policy Institute say the jobs slump will continue.

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