June

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Steelworkers, wind energy group join forces to create jobs

The Steelworkers union and the American Wind Energy Association have agreed to work together to develop the wind power industry - with U.S. workers in U.S. factories.

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AFL-CIO head: Time to take green jobs seriously

CLEVELAND - At a town hall meeting on "Creating Green Jobs," AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka called for massive federal investment in clean energy industry and technology.

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Public workers demand jobs bill

Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, demanded that Congress "stop fooling around and pass the jobs bill that is before them."

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Panel debates how to make it in America again

DETROIT - Two years after a paper mill shut down in Kimberly, Wis., 70 percent of the workers are still unemployed, commented Michael Bolton, from the Steelworkers.

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Social Forum: In jobs fight, America will find its soul again

DETROIT - "This struggle for jobs can be the glue that holds us all together, that allows us to be more than we are - it allows 'us' to be 'we'." the AFL-CIO's Nick Unger told a packed workshop

 

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In Vancouver, global labor rallies for jobs

SLIDESHOW: International unions rally for a global job creation agenda and a just economy for workers.

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We can win jobs if we fight for them, autoworkers tell U.S. Social Forum

DETROIT - United Auto Workers President Bob King brought a message to the U.S. Social Forum here: "The UAW will speak up for and lead the fight for all workers, regardless of whether they are in unions."

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World labor leaders: Reject dictatorship of markets

VANCOUVER, Canada - World labor leaders gathered here in the second congress of the International Trade Union Confederation are of one mind in rejecting the "Washington consensus."

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AFL-CIO president issues ringing call for immigrant rights

CLEVELAND - In a major policy statement, AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka said the denial of rights to millions of undocumented workers threatens all Americans.

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No recovery unless we create 11 million jobs, AFL-CIO head warns

CLEVELAND - AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka attacked right-wing efforts to use the federal budget deficit as an excuse to block programs needed to end the economic crisis.

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