Labor News

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Baltimore workers rally for jobs

BALTIMORE, Md. - Chanting "What do we want? Jobs. When do we want them? Now," a crowd of 300 union members and their community allies rallied in the rain at City Hall Mar. 22 to support a bill to create construction jobs for Baltimore City residents.

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Labor, allies line up behind new House jobs bill

Just 24 hours after the new Local Jobs for America Act was introduced into Congress by Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Calif., unions and their allies are lining up to support the legislation which they say will create one million jobs.

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Space Coast rallies for jobs

Over 9,000 jobs will be cut immediately and a tsunami of closures for support businesses like restaurants, tourism and affiliated contractors will follow if Congress cancels NASA's Constellation space program.

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Taking aim at Wall Street, labor launches Week of Action for jobs

The nation's labor movement will hold picket lines and rallies in front of banks and financial institutions in 200 cities March 15-20, under the banner "Good Jobs Now, Make Wall Street Pay."

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Hearing investigates jobs crisis in Dallas

The North Texas Workers Rights Board, an adjunct of Jobs with Justice, held public hearings on the jobs crisis recently at Judge Luis Sepulveda's courtroom in Dallas.

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Undaunted, labor builds a movement from the ground up

ORLANDO, Fla. - The labor movement this week chose a neighborhood reeling from the economic crisis as its launching pad for a national campaign for jobs.

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Labor leaders express anger at Obama administration

In a closed-door meeting, union leaders expressed anger and frustration over what they say is the administration's lack of bold action on jobs, health care and labor law reform, and its support of mass firings of teachers.

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5,000 protesters to Whirlpool: We’re tired of being treated like trash

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Whirlpool is putting over 1,000 workers out on the street, but they and 5,000 other working Americans stood up and said they don't want to be knocked down anymore.

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Unions push to save jobs in Florida and across the nation

Union leaders decry "job destruction program," as workers, unions, small business owners and community activists fight to save 23,000 Florida jobs at NASA and beyond.

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Senator has two words for jobless: ‘Tough s_ _ _ !’

The Republican senator from Kentucky, Jim Bunning, known for two things - his baseball record and his bizarre behavior - is now known for two more: "Tough s_ _ _ ."

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