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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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Teachers protest cuts with one-day strike

OAKLAND, Calif. - Teachers staged a one-day strike April 29 in response to the school board's unilateral imposition of a contract that lays off teachers, and increases class sizes, with no pay raises.

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Sacramento protests “Queen Meg” with one of its own

Teachers, nurses and state workers crowded around the entrance to the exclusive Sutter Club here to protest billionaire GOP candidate Meg Whitman.

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Emotions high as Cleveland lays off teachers, school staff

CLEVELAND - Another land mine left by Wall Street's assault on American communities exploded here Tuesday night when the school board voted to lay off nearly 10 percent of its employees.

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State workers slam cuts, call for taxing the rich

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - "It is not OK to balance the budget off of our backs," state workers told lawmakers here March 31.

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