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Video: Good Jobs Green Jobs 2011

This week's Good Jobs Green Jobs conference in Washington DC is the embodiment of a continually developing and powerful coalition in action.

Shop Talk: Freelancers go union, paid family leave a success

Unemployed people lucky enough to find new jobs are making less than they did before and almost 40 percent took a 20 percent cut in pay.

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Steelworkers show the way on fair trade

Last week the United Steelworkers union (USW) announced important agreements with two Chinese clean energy companies.

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Gearing up for a green economy and a union job

A Green Technician training partnership between an electrical contractors group and IBEW Local 481 helped capture "millions of dollars worth of labor" for the union's members.

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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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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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AFL-CIO launches online college

 AFL-CIO is joining the National Labor College and the Princeton Review to launch an online College for Working Families.

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$100 million for green jobs training brings hope for jobless

Despite a depressed economy, Joliet, Ill., ironworker Ken Kobus is optimistic.

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U.S. union members delivered jobs message in Copenhagen

Forty union members from the U.S. went to the climate change talks in Copenhagen to give world leaders the working class view on saving the planet.

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