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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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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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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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.

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A march for jobs and justice to MLK monument

The Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network, the NAACP and others have called for a march for 'Jobs and Justice' in DC August 27th.

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Campaign to solve housing crisis and create one million jobs

The New Bottom Line campaign turned up the heat on the big banks responsible for billions of dollars in mortgage fraud.

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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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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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Ohioans rally for jobs, rights, Boehner locks them out

Hundreds of workers and their allies at events throughout Ohio rallied this week for jobs and to restore union and voting rights under siege.

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