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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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Chicago unemployed organize

Unemployed workers took to the streets the day after Memorial Day to demand jobs and extension of unemployment benefits.

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At Blue-Green Alliance meet, the cry is, “Good Jobs, Clean Air!”

WASHINGTON - Truck-driver Porfirio Diaz brought the 3,500 delegates at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs national conference here to their feet May 5 with his harrowing story of the struggle he and his fellow drivers are waging for union rights and clean air in the Port of Oakland in California.

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What’s gone wrong, America?” ask jobless

It's disappointing. America is my home. What's gone wrong?" asked Leroy Smith, a laid off Chicago bus driver. "I'm through being patient. We need the government to put us back to work now."

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Detroit ministers prepare for U.S. Social Forum

One way Detroiters are fighting back is by taking advantage of the U.S. Social Forum, an event expected to draw tens of thousands.

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Time for big, bold federal jobs program

Jobs for America NOW is organizing meetings with lawmakers while they are home for the Easter recess to urge them to pass Rep. George Miller's $75 billion jobs bill.

Debate rages on how to solve Black unemployment

A debate raged recently over growing Black unemployment - 30 percent among youth - as President Obama renewed federal support for historically Black colleges.

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Illinois gov. seeking full term says economy needs new ideas

ORLANDO, Fla. (PAI)   -  Pat Quinn claims he is thinking out of the box. The times  - and the economy of both his state and the nation  - demand it. And he wishes politicians in Washington would do the same.

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Urgent action needed on unemployment, COBRA extension

On March 1, nearly 1.2 million workers are scheduled to lose unemployment and COBRA benefits (health coverage) unless Congress acts.

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It’s an unemployment crisis, not a deficit crisis

Extension of jobless benefits is delayed again in the Senate, while conservatives push spending freezes and tax breaks for the rich.

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