January

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Teens testify ‘We want jobs’

CHICAGO, Ill.— According to 18-year-old African American Gabrielle Banks, having a job as a young person these days, is more than just an opportunity to gain experience in the workforce or build skills. A job is critical, right now, because it helps provide for the basic necessities at home, she said.

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In Obama’s hometown, people still believe

CHICAGO—It's just another cold day in the Windy City. People are going to work and school, picking up groceries, or putting in their application for help to pay their heating bill.

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Jobless rate declared dire emergency

WASHINGTON—Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute told a Senate hearing Jan. 21 that unemployment is a "dire emergency" that requires federal action "on a scale that can make a difference."

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Finding that work-family balance

I’m always a sucker for certain headlines at the grocery store check out line.

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Obama brings 'shot in the arm' to hard-hit Ohio

ELYRIA, Ohio - Lorain County, ravaged by closed plants, budget crises and double-digit unemployment, gave President Obama an enthusiastic welcome Friday.

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Massachusetts election lesson: "Don't Mourn, Organize!"

"Don't Mourn, Organize!" This is the growing call from labor and progressive forces following the upset election in Massachusetts.

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Deficit commission slammed as ‘reckless’ attack on Social Security, Medicare

The "deficit commission" would "undemocratically subvert the normal legislative process and recklessly target Social Security and Medicare," a Campaign for America's Future leader warned.

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In 2010, ‘What would Dr. King do?’

King's message in 2010 was the theme as a standing-room-only crowd braved a squalling rainstorm Jan. 18 to pack the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's great hall.

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In Illinois, high-speed rail seen as economic engine

CHICAGO, Ill. - In an effort to boost local and statewide economic development Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said they are committed to improving passenger and freight rail operations in Illinois. Their initiatives include high-speed rail and making Illinois an inland port and transportation hub for the Midwest.

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Chicago rally calls for full citizenship, equality and jobs

Religious, civil rights, and labor leaders and activists packed an historic African American church here to rally for immigration reform and jobs for all.

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