Labor News

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Labor says jobs deficit is the real crisis

Labor leaders say the nation's real crisis is not a debt crisis but an unemployment crisis and spending cuts could, in fact, spiral the country into an even deeper recession.

Unions demand good jobs as study shows openings pay little

"Industries that once were great contributors to our country - auto, shipbuilding, machine tools and even electronics - are shadows of what they once were," declares the Task Force on Job Creation, in its report, released in July.

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Texas jobs vigil slams “free trade” pacts

Labor activists are blasting the GOP "free trade" proposals to cut public workers' jobs and to lessen unemployment benefits.

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How to read those December unemployment figures

The nation's unemployment rate declined 0.4 percent in December but only because unprecedented numbers have dropped out of the workforce altogether.

AFL-CIO head: Unemployment benefits fight just opening shot in long battle

"Soon, the same lawmakers who fought to get tax cuts for millionaires will come after Social Security and Medicare in the name of deficit reduction and 'shared sacrifice'," AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka warned.

Out of work bricklayer tells lawmakers what "hell" is like

The 13-year veteran of Bricklayers Local 1 in New York has been out of work since October. And the West Babylon, Long Island, resident, who provides for his wife, two kids and 86-year-old mother who lives with the family, doesn't see any work coming along for "another five or six months."

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Town hall meet pledges to back BevMo! workers

What if full-time job you had counted on for years, to support your family and provide health care was morphing into a part-time job with no benefits?

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Jobless jeer GOP Kirk on economy

CHICAGO - "Thirteen hundred teachers have been laid off in Chicago, put on unemployment, their houses and cars being taken and what do we have? Mark Kirk is up there hiding!

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Thousands nationwide to rally for jobs

CHICAGO - Hundreds of activists will rally downtown at GOP headquarters here Sept. 15 for a federal jobs bill and against senatorial candidate Mark Kirk, an Illinois congressman who has opposed numerous job creation bills.

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Unemployment benefits extension clears hurdle in Senate

Millions of jobless Americans will continue to receive unemployment benefits through November after a GOP-led filibuster was finally killed today in the U.S. Senate.

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