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Biden blasts “right-to-work”

 Business and right wing backers of so-called "right to work" laws really want "the right for them to eliminate your right to have a say in your work."

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Housing is key to solving jobs crisis

Our country is plagued by a severe jobs crisis. The crisis is on-going and the longer it lasts, the larger the number of permanently unemployed.

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GE closing upstate NY plant, betraying workers, community

Despite 17 bargaining sessions over a 60-day period, GE  has decided to shutter its 75-year-old plant in Fort Edward, New York.

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On recession’s sixth anniversary, U.S. still down 8 million jobs

Six years after the onset of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy needs nearly 8 million jobs to return to pre-recession health.

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Labor and allies turn up heat on GOP over jobless benefits

Organized labor and its allies have turned to public pressure to push resurrection of the benefits through a hostile GOP majority in the U.S. House.

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Republicans leave unemployed #OutInTheCold

Heavy lobbying efforts were underway to extend unemployment insurance for the more than 1 million long-term jobless.

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Emergency action urged on unemployment benefits

Call Congress at 1-877-318-0483 with the message "extend unemployment insurance now."

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L & M nurses and techs back on the job as negotiations continue

The caregivers' return to work temporarily halts a standoff over the future of health service delivery for the region.

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Tell Congress to extend unemployment benefits now!

In addition to the 1.3 million who will be immediately cut off, an additional 3.6 million people will lose benefits in the coming year unless Congress acts.

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Community to casino: Stop harassing your workers!

Clergy and community leaders from Chicago and the northwest suburbs delivered a petition today signed by 33 allies supporting employees at the Rivers Casino Des Plaines.

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