Labor News

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Labor turns up heat in battle to curb Wall Street

In a national webcast today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said, "We are taking this fight straight to Wall Street. They created this mess and now they have to pay."

Call for actions on jobs: America's most pressing need

The AFL-CIO, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and others are calling for immediate and powerful grassroots action for the Miller Bill, to create or save up to one million jobs in local governments.

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Why working people are angry and why politicians should listen

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka details the struggles facing America's working people and the challenges to take the anger and use it in unifying and productive ways.  

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March jobs not enough to reduce unemployment rate

This morning's release of the government employment report showed 162,000 payroll jobs gained in March, the largest jump in three years.

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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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Baltimore workers rally for jobs

BALTIMORE, Md. - Chanting "What do we want? Jobs. When do we want them? Now," a crowd of 300 union members and their community allies rallied in the rain at City Hall Mar. 22 to support a bill to create construction jobs for Baltimore City residents.

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Labor has plan to make banks pay

One of the most innovative labor proposals is for a financial transactions tax on Wall Street.

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Worker rights are key to economic recovery, union leaders say

ORLANDO, Fla. - The economy cannot truly recover unless the United States moves out of "the dark ages" in the area of workers' rights, top labor leaders said here this week.

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Taking aim at Wall Street, labor launches Week of Action for jobs

The nation's labor movement will hold picket lines and rallies in front of banks and financial institutions in 200 cities March 15-20, under the banner "Good Jobs Now, Make Wall Street Pay."

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Undaunted, labor builds a movement from the ground up

ORLANDO, Fla. - The labor movement this week chose a neighborhood reeling from the economic crisis as its launching pad for a national campaign for jobs.

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