December

Living wage advocate: laws have positive impact

If you walk into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) next year, you won't find a McDonald's. They refused to pay their workers a living wage, and dropped out of the bidding for a restaurant concession at LAX, says Madeline Janis, executive director of the L.A. Alliance For a New Economy - who is also a city redevelopment agency commissioner.

Anger erupts over slash-to-the-bone state budget

SEATTLE - Public employee unions and the people they serve denounced the budget unveiled by Gov. Chris Gregoire, which slashes vital services and jobs.

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Labor, environment, rights groups launch campaign for Internet expansion

The Communications Workers of America, NAACP and the Sierra Club have come together to launch a campaign for what they say is a much needed faster and more available Internet in the United States.

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After Sanders filibuster, tax deal passes and moves to House

WASHINGTON-- Capitol Hill resounded with angry denunciations of the Republican right for holding "hostage" unemployment benefits for millions of jobless workers to force through tax giveaways for billionaires.

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25,000 Ohioans sign to "protect, preserve" Social Security

Dozens of senior activists rallied at the Cleveland AFL-CIO headquarters  Monday to "Protect, Preserve and Pass Along Social Security and Medicare" and to "protest the continuing assault on retirees."

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Activists rally for jobs and benefits in Chicago

Dozens braved the cold here Dec. 3, to rally at Federal Plaza urging U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and his GOP colleagues in Washington to extend unemployment benefits for millions nationwide and fund programs that create jobs.

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Stopping a Chicago eviction

CHICAGO - The Tellez family are vowing not to be evicted from their Northwest Side home, and Alvaro Tellez says he is fighting for his children and their future.

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Citizens’ Commission plan can change deficit debate - thank goodness!

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel prize-winning economist, and the Citizens' Commission on Jobs, Deficits And America's Future, presented a plan that focuses on what's needed: jobs.

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Michigan city on verge of bankruptcy

The city of Hamtramck, Mich., is $3 million in debt and will run out of money by the end of January. It has sought permission from the state to file for bankruptcy, a move never before taken by a Michigan municipality. This could be a preview of what may happen to many cities and towns statewide.

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GOP blocks jobless aid, vows to kill all Dem-backed bills

Millions of Americans are almost certain to lose their unemployment checks this month after Congress failed to extend benefits by the Nov. 30 deadline.

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