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House to vote on emergency jobs bill

The AFL-CIO launched a last-minute telephone blitz to members of Congress, August 9, demanding they approve a bill to provide $26 billion in emergency funding to the states.

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Big Coal backing Rand Paul, GOP

In Kentucky, coal is king. And now, it seems, coal operators are trying to crown their princes in this year's mid-term elections.

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Recovery Act brings broadband - and jobs - to rural communities

The administration is providing more than $1.3 billion to fund broadband projects in rural communities across the country.

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Californians reject offshore oil drilling

In a dramatic turnaround from a year ago, Californians' opposition to offshore oil drilling has soared in the aftermath of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new poll shows.

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Unemployed tell their stories - online

At the Unemployed Workers' Support Network and other Facebook pages, jobless workers tell their stories, and organize.

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Bill would make oil companies pay, but Republicans say no

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a new limited energy bill that includes no curbs on carbon emissions - but Republicans, and some Democrats, don't like this bill either.

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American-made streetcars: Portland company rebuilds lost industry

United Streetcar, a union company in Portland, Ore., and wholly owned subsidiary of Oregon Iron Works, has built the first American-made streetcar in over half a century.

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NAACP takes lead on Oct. 2 jobs march

Mobilization is under way for a massive national march and rally Oct. 2 in Washington, to demand jobs, immigration reform and funding for education and health care.

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Green jobs lose out as Senate shelves energy bill

Steelworkers and environmentalists had a lot riding on the bill, but it came up against an army of oil and coal industry lobbyists and a wall of opposition from Senate Republicans.

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On this Rubin, Trumka agree: Restore the estate tax

Both capitalists and workers might agree on one thing: it's time to restore the estate tax.

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