Labor News

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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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Oct. 8 in Labor History: The Great Chicago Fire

In addition to 300 dead there were 100,000 left homeless. When the fire destroyed the waterworks, the city's water supply was cut off and the firefighters were forced to give up.

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AFL-CIO blasts big business prison profiteers

The nation's prison population exploded from 500,000 to 2.2 million between 1980 and 2011, in the decades since the for-profit business of incarceration was born.

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Raise the minimum wage

Despite claims of economic recovery heard recently, median weekly worker income for most months of the past two years, just like most years of the past 35 years, is either flat, or less, than the year before.

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Where are the jobs? Angry workers put Pulte CEO on the run

TROY, Mich. - PulteGroup CEO Richard Dugas ran for cover when he heard labor and community folks were going to show up at his fancy luncheon - but 300 came anyway, demanding jobs.

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Workers demand Chase stop Michigan foreclosures

The growing movement to "bail out the people, not the banks" came a step closer to being reality during a rally this past Friday at the United States Social Forum (USSF).