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CFL leader says: Tax big banks to create good jobs

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.


 

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Unions, passengers unite to save mass transit and jobs

Thousands of transit workers and passengers rallied at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition on March 27 to demand federal funding for public transit systems nationwide.

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Republic Windows heroes continue the good fight

Armando Robles, president of UE Local 1110 sat down with the People's World to reflect how life has changed since the sit-in.

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Congress Hotel strikers set record

CHICAGO – “This is an embarrassing day for the city of Chicago,” declared Guadalupe Perez a striking Congress Hotel worker at an Oct. 26 action honoring the strike.

Protests shake up Chicago Fire Dept.

CHICAGO – The city’s first African American fire commissioner in the 150-year history of the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) was appointed April 1 after weeks of mounting protest against a series of racist slurs on the CFD’s radio frequency.

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