At July's rate, it would take more than eight years to get back to full employment.
Strengthening labor law is part of a comprehensive plan for shared prosperity the AFL-CIO Executive Council endorsed last week.
If New York's 90,000 meters are sold, private owners would reap profits for years while the city would be left with an annual $150 million revenue hole for decades.
Public sector job cuts are politically motivated, orchestrated by the Republicans and disproportionately hurting women and minorities.
Philippe Varin's decision to cut 8,000 jobs and close a factory in France has rightly provoked shock and outrage.
The 170 workers whose jobs are slated to be shipped to China and the town's mayor are pressing their representatives to keep the jobs here.
The Service Employees and Jobs With Justice joined a last-minute campaign to get Congress to raise the minimum wage.
Workers at a Bain Capital-owned company here are demanding that Mitt Romney come to town and stop the planned shipping of their jobs overseas.
The AFL-CIO and other backers are urging the public to contact their senators immediately to tell them to vote "yes" on the bill.