August

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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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Bay Area community to Congress: good jobs now!

A veritable rainbow of Oakland residents lined up at the microphones Aug. 16 to tell four members of Congress how the economic crisis affects them.

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Gun rights activists on losing streak?

Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions stated that the Second Amendment allows people the right to own guns unconnected to military service. But those developments may have been reinterpreted in lower courts, leading to a slight losing streak for gun activists.

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Detroit demands action on jobs

Over 5,000 jobseekers showed up in Detroit for the second stop on the Congressional Black Caucus's "For the People" tour.

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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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Big Business hiding more of its money

The U.S. collects less in corporate taxes as a share of GDP than 24 out of 26 industrialized countries, ahead of only Chile and Mexico.

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Emergency manager cuts endanger Detroit schools

Ten thousand Detroit Public Schools teachers and support staff are quickly finding out how undemocratic Michigan's emergency manager law is.

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Groups demand Bank of America stop foreclosures, pay taxes

BOA made $10 billion in profits last year. However, they paid nothing in taxes.

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Another hot Wisconsin election today, after big labor push

Wisconsin workers are flocking to the polls today to defend two state senators who challenged Gov. Scott Walker's attack on union organizing rights.

Protesters target BART for cell phone cutoff

The rowdy but nonviolent roving protest was directed both at the BART's cell phone shutdown and BARTs police' fatal shooting of a homeless man last month.

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