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Forecast: joblessness to stay high for up to 11 years

New joblessness findings prompted Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Keith Ellison to demand that Congress pass legislation to save up to 900,000 state and local government jobs.

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Oakland Port tells developers: Make good jobs a priority

Over 100 community residents and trade union activists were on hand at Port Commission headquarters  to welcome a vote vital to assure quality jobs for Oakland residents.

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White House touts recovery act, health reform

Administration officials highlighted this week the positive impacts of the economic recovery act and announced new rules created under the health reform law that will improve coverage for millions of Americans.

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NAACP panel: Black community needs green future

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At the NAACP's 101st Annual Convention here, political and community leaders from across the country discussed the impact green jobs could have on communities of color.

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Jobs stats prompt demand for action

DALLAS - North Texas Jobs with Justice initiated a news conference on July 2 as the regular first-Friday unemployment statistics were released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Illinois Republican candidates blasted for extremism

Republican candidates for Illinois governor and U.S. Senate are being blasted for embracing extreme right-wing policies.

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You can change the world: young people today

Today's younger generation is playing a tremendous role in advancing the struggle for peace, democratic rights; economies and social justice.

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Corporate interests block jobs legislation

Powerful corporate interests in Congress however are blocking jobs legislation.

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Students tell Senators, “Pass jobs bill, Dream Act!”

Greg Cendana, president of the United States Student Association (USSA) touched off cheers at the America's Future Now conference with his impassioned demand that Congress pass a $100 billion jobs bill and the "Dream Act."

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Action on jobs key to victory in November

"We don't have the luxury of all this whining and agonizing. We've got to turn the agonizing into organizing."

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