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Class of 2011 faces worst jobs crisis ever recorded

Students graduating this year face the worst labor market ever encountered by a graduating class.


Congressional Black Caucus would boost social programs & revenue

Continuing a 30-year-long tradition, the Congressional Black Caucus April 14 presented its alternative budget for fiscal 2012 to the U.S. House of Representatives.


Students, faculty occupy building to protest cuts

Students and faculty at California State University in East Bay marched to administration offices, then occupied the building in protest.


Thousands at Michigan Capitol: We are the people

A cross-section of the people's movement poured into the Michigan Capitol grounds today with this message: "We are the people - protect us, not the CEOs."

Chicago fights education cuts

Republican budget cuts served as the backdrop for a recent labor and community rally and march sponsored by the Chicago Teachers Union.


In Texas, thousands rally to "Save our State"

Days after 1,000 union-inspired protests rattled America, tardy Texans held their statewide coalition march and rally.


One Ohio Now: Kasich, you're cutting our future

Hundreds rallied at the Statehouse here Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. John Kasich's plans to gut workers' rights and public services.


Speedup comes to the Ivy League

Today, speedup has moved beyond the assembly line, to blue-, pink- and white-collar jobs everywhere, even in universities.


In Cleveland, outrage at Kasich "slash-and-sell" plan

Public officials, labor, religious and community leaders in Cleveland denounced the "slash and sell" budget proposed by Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich at a town hall meeting last week.


Third grade homework: Should U.S. put "illegal aliens" to death?

A troubling homework assignment asked third-graders, "What is an illegal alien?" and whether the U.S. should put them to death, force them to work in the army or shoot them into outer space.

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