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Financial crisis no reason to drop immigration reform

Immigrants in the United States, as well as activists supporting immigrant workers’ rights, are wondering what the impact of the financial crisis will be on immigration, and on efforts to get a better deal for immigrant workers under the new administration.

San Diego school board offers apology to folk icon Seeger

Nearly a half century ago, amid suspicion and fears of McCarthyism, folk singer Pete Seeger faced an ultimatum from the San Diego school district: Sign an oath against Communism or cancel a concert he planned at a high school auditorium.


'Time for talk has passed,' Obama continues campaign for recovery

President Obama continued to hammer away on the need for speedy passage of the economic stimulus package Tuesday, Feb. 11, after visiting a construction site in Springfield, Virginia.

Obama administration unveils new financial bailout package

The Obama administration Tuesday morning unveiled a new financial bailout package that could top 1.5 trillion dollars to restore the U.S. ailing financial system.

Organize for a green economy, Ellison tells participants in national conference

WASHINGTON (PAI) -- Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., urged 2,000 delegates to the Good Jobs Green Jobs conference to build support in communities across the nation for a new, green economy.

Obama admin. comes out swinging on stimulus plan

Countering Republican criticisms of its economic recovery package, the Obama administration asserted this week that its $800 billion plan meets high standards of transparency, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.


Two Black workers who made history

BALTIMORE — Helen Evans was turning the pages of an album of photos of her father, Joseph P. Henderson, when her eye fell on a picture of him as a Laborers union organizer in Washington, D.C., during the 1940s.

New actions urged in Oscar Grant murder

OAKLAND, Calif. — Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff is being pressed to take new actions, after additional video footage was made public late last month, showing what happened in the moments before Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old unarmed African American, was shot in the back by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle early New Year morning.

Working for a new, new deal

OAK PARK, Ill. - Nearly 100 activists and concerned citizens gathered on Sunday, Jan. 25 for a lively forum hosted by the Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice (OPCTJ) entitled, “A new, new deal: what should it look like?”

Labor to lawmakers: Dont weaken workplace standards

California labor leaders are warning that the state’s $42 billion budget gap, which has grown greatly in recent months as the economic crisis deepens, must not be resolved at the expense of the state’s working families.

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