August

“America Wants to Work” kicks off this week

The AFL-CIO and its allies will spend weeks organizing an "America Wants to Work" campaign to focus on what they see as the nation's real crisis: jobs.

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Ohio Republican forced to retract voter supression threat

Facing calls by area members of Congress for a Justice Department investigation, Secretary of State John Husted retracted a threat not to process mail ballot applications sent to voters by the  Cuyahoga County government.

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The Keystone Pipeline: can labor and environmentalists work together?

Building Trades unions are backing - and transit unions opposing - the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, from the tar sands of the Canadian province of Alberta to the oil refineries of the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Community forum targets "Secure Communities"

Concern is rising rapidly among immigrant communities and civil liberties advocates as law enforcement agencies step up sharing of personal information.

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Tea party tries to stop hurricane cleanup

Hurricane Irene is history, but the cleanup efforts and a new controversy over allocation of federal money remain.

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Unemployed no longer welcome to apply for jobs?

Big business has set up a new roadblock for the jobless:  employers only consider hiring those who are already working, reported the AFL-CIO. In other words, the unemployed need not apply.

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Boom or bust? Two visions from a Pennsylvania park

"Sacrifice our water? No fracking way!" inked on the wooden fence in Colton Point State Park, sitting squarely atop one of the world's richest natural gas deposits.

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Workers say King's dream not yet realized

A panhandler in New York's subways had worked for years as a union painter and carpenter before he was reduced, by job cuts, to begging for a living.

Youth unemployment exacerbates violence

New Haven's youth unemployment rate reflects the Bureau of Labor Statistics' recent assertion that the national youth unemployment rate reached an all-time high this summer.

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Missouri GOP rep feels heat on Social Security

Apparently, Congressman Akin or one of his staff had requested police presence in order to keep constituents off of the office property.

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