August

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Rallies call for “Contract for the American Dream”

Demonstrators gathered around the country calling on public officials to respond to the economic crisis by putting people back to work in good jobs.

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Dallas demonstration demands jobs

A surprising number of seniors were in the group, especially considering that the temperature was 106 degrees.

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In Connecticut the fight for jobs is on

"Connecticut workers want Congress to act on the jobs crisis with the same urgency that was brought to the manufactured political crisis over the debt ceiling."

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Congreswoman introduces emergency jobs bill

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., plans to introduce the Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act, which will put over 2 million people to work.

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Demand for job creation swells across the nation

At rallies, meetings, marches, demonstrations and press conferences from one end of the nation to the other demands for massive job creation are challenging the tea party inspired focus on the federal deficit.

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Jobs with Justice needed more than ever

Jobs with Justice has broadened the base of support for working people, and they have inventively multiplied the arsenal of labor's strategies.

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Congressional Black Caucus jobs hearings begin in Cleveland

With African American unemployment at over 16 percent, the Congressional Black Caucus has launched a series of public hearings and jobs fairs across the country during the month of August.

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Chicago activists rally for jobs not cuts

Dozens of unemployed activists and supporters rallied here at Federal Plaza August 5 urging Congress to enact a massive federal jobs program and not to cut badly needed social entitlement programs.

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Democracy by appointment only

Eighty-year old Jan Sanders, a well known Democratic Party activist, went up to the senator's office, but found it locked.

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For New Orleans, Brad Pitt houses were not enough

Some of the gleaming new structures sit opposite desolate, abandoned lots while others are sandwiched in between crumbling houses to which no one has returned.

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