January

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Reds put jobs fight at top of to-do list

The fight for jobs, and for the unemployed, is central to any economic recovery and to any forward motion for a people's agenda.

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Labor backs president's emphasis on jobs

Union leaders reacting last night and today to President Obama's State of the Union address praised his emphasis on job creation.

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AFL-CIO launches online college

 AFL-CIO is joining the National Labor College and the Princeton Review to launch an online College for Working Families.

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Autoworkers find little comfort in industry show

Ford's Fusion Hybrid was named "car of the year" by Motor Trend. But the award will bring little comfort to unemployed autoworkers.

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Challenging anti-government ideas

We need to show that the American people through their struggles have established the basic institutions of democratic society including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Postal Service, the VA, public schools and libraries, and much more. (Part 3 of 3-part series.)

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Confronting corporate ideology in the fight for jobs

The struggle for jobs must challenge ideas of "market supremacy" - downgrading everything public - and "supply side" trickle-down economics. (Part 2 of 3-part series)

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Political courage to create jobs is lacking, AFL-CIO’s Trumka charges

 Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, in a major address today at the National Press Club in Washington, said the jobs crisis "cries out for political courage but that courage is not much in evidence.

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Trumka: Time for a new economy

The full text of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on labor's agenda for a new economy at the National Press Club.

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$100 million for green jobs training brings hope for jobless

Despite a depressed economy, Joliet, Ill., ironworker Ken Kobus is optimistic.