Perhaps the nation's most Democratic and liberal state, Massachusetts has experienced months of declining unemployment rates.
Except for one grandmother, the rest of the 20 or so women who patrol the streets around Davis Elementary School here every weekday are in their 20s and 30s.
If you ask a cab driver, there's a good chance he or she will tell you, "I'm a member of the National Taxi Workers Alliance."
"It's not a choice between good jobs and the environment; we can and must have both," declared Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers president.
The nation had its second straight month of disappointing job growth in April, according to government figures released today.
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