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Texas labor calls for quick action on jobs

AUSTIN, Texas - Labor leaders from across the state, meeting here last weekend, gave their biggest applause when speakers talked about government action to end sky-high unemployment.

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Machinists stop Pratt & Whitney from moving jobs

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Emotions ran high as union leaders announced details of a court victory blocking P&W from moving work and equipment affecting 1,000 jobs.

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Machinists fight for their pensions

"If predatory bankers can come in here and steal the pensions these workers earned, then nobody in our nation is safe!" said Jim McClellan, president of International Association of Machinists District 54.

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Fancy suits for some, but workers get shaft

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Workers from the Hugo Boss clothing firm are battling to stop the company from closing one of the last remaining domestic clothing plants and moving to Turkey.

 

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Challenging anti-government ideas

We need to show that the American people through their struggles have established the basic institutions of democratic society including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Postal Service, the VA, public schools and libraries, and much more. (Part 3 of 3-part series.)

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Confronting corporate ideology in the fight for jobs

The struggle for jobs must challenge ideas of "market supremacy" - downgrading everything public - and "supply side" trickle-down economics. (Part 2 of 3-part series)

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Jobs for America Now can be catalyst for mass action

This is a solid progressive program that would turn our nation around. But a mass movement is needed to win its enactment. (Part 1 of 3-part series.)

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Political courage to create jobs is lacking, AFL-CIO’s Trumka charges

 Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, in a major address today at the National Press Club in Washington, said the jobs crisis "cries out for political courage but that courage is not much in evidence.

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Trumka: Time for a new economy

The full text of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on labor's agenda for a new economy at the National Press Club.

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Bah humbug!

Fewer days off - good or bad? Can we have shorter hours and good pay? A no-brainer? Well, there's an online debate, and you can weigh in.

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