Labor News

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Jobs: The time for talk is over

For the last three months this newspaper has covered jobs conferences, jobs seminars and job creation think tank gatherings too numerous to count.

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Labor leader encouraged by jobs summit

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka went on cable television last night after attending the White House summit and said he was "encouraged" by the gathering.

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Workers hold roundtables as jobs summit begins

As union leaders, business CEOs and economists meet at the White House today for a jobs summit workers across the country are holding roundtable gatherings on job creation.

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On the eve of jobs summit labor call for bold action

On the eve of President Obama's Dec. 3 summit on jobs labor and progressive leaders held a press conference today urging the White House and Congress to adopt the AFL-CIO's five-point jobs plan.

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Feeling heat, U.S.-China firms say they’ll build turbines here

Under pressure from the nation’s biggest manufacturing union, a U.S.-China energy partnership said it would build a factory here, creating 1,000 jobs.

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Foreign companies getting bulk of green stimulus

Of the $1.05 billion of stimulus funds handed out for clean energy grants since Sept. 1, 84 percent - $849 million - has gone to foreign wind companies.

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Labor, progressives, manufacturers meet: ‘Think big & bold’ to rebuild economy

WASHINGTON — A jam-packed conference here Oct. 29 demanded bold action for a new, green manufacturing economy.

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Labor: ‘It’s jobs, not the deficit, stupid!’

 "The need for massive job creation should trump fear of large federal budget deficits expressed in opinion polls," declared a top AFL-CIO analyst this week.

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