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In pilot project, AFL-CIO organizes Minnesota jobless workers

The AFL-CIO, in a pilot project in the Twin Cities and in six other areas, is trying to bring some hope back - along with practical help.

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Wisconsin voters turn thumbs down on Walker agenda

Wisconsin voters yesterday rejected a well-funded attempt to recall two Democratic state senators who stood up against Gov. Scott Walker.

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Ohioans rally for jobs, rights, Boehner locks them out

Hundreds of workers and their allies at events throughout Ohio rallied this week for jobs and to restore union and voting rights under siege.

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Congreswoman introduces emergency jobs bill

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., plans to introduce the Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act, which will put over 2 million people to work.

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Philip Levine named country's poet laureate

Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine, known for his detailed and personal verse about the working class, has been appointed the country's new poet laureate.

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Demand for job creation swells across the nation

At rallies, meetings, marches, demonstrations and press conferences from one end of the nation to the other demands for massive job creation are challenging the tea party inspired focus on the federal deficit.

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Is snail mail on its last legs?

The United States Postal Service has announced that it will examine 3,700 post offices for the possibility of closure.

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Retired, but fighting: ARA stands up for Social Security (video)

Barbara Easterling, president of the 4-million-member Alliance for Retired Americans, tells it like it is about Social Security and the budget crisis.

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Wisconsin elections board disqualifies Republican candidate

Republicans in Wisconsin were dealt a major blow June 27 in their effort to unseat state Democrats and retain their anti-union majority.

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High Court to women Wal-Mart workers: You’re on your own!

The lawsuit, had it been allowed to proceed as a class action, could have involved up to 1.6 million women, with Wal-Mart facing billions of dollars in damages.

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