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Midterm campaigns go down to the wire

President Obama summed up his closing arguments for the 2010 midterm election at a get-out-the-vote event here Saturday that was bigger than any election rally ever held in this city.

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"Without Ted Strickland I wouldn't have my job"

"Many pronounced the cause hopeless, but fortunately we had the support of this community and we had the support of Gov. Strickland."

Avondale shipyard workers hold save jobs rally

When Katrina tore through the Gulf Coast region five years ago many of the workers at the Avondale shipyard near New Orleans stayed behind when the area was evacuated.

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Rehire all laid-off teachers, rally demands

"I'm carrying my purse, because they are trying to steal from us. I'm not wearing my earrings because we are in a fight!" declared Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.

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Painters bus tour rallies the vote

ST. LOUIS - A nationwide, month-long "It's About The Jobs" bus tour organized by the Painters Union made a lively stop here last weekend.

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Jobless jeer GOP Kirk on economy

CHICAGO - "Thirteen hundred teachers have been laid off in Chicago, put on unemployment, their houses and cars being taken and what do we have? Mark Kirk is up there hiding!

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Facebook page rejects automation

This week a group of Facebook users called for a "Robot Boycott."

15,000 jobless at tele-town hall cause concern for GOP

Participation by 15,000 unemployed workers, Sept. 14, in Working America's tele-town hall on the November elections has Republican candidates nervous.

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Workers in New England rustbelt fight to keep plant open

A group of workers in New England's economic rustbelt are battling an aerospace giant to preserve their livelihoods.

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U.S. unions, Canadian energy sign pact on transnational pipeline

Four U.S. construction unions signed a Project Labor Agreement on Sept. 14 with a large Canadian energy company, to build a big trans-national oil pipeline from the oil sands of Alberta to the refineries of Texas' Gulf Coast.

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