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In California elections, 'jobs' is the watchword

OAKLAND, Calif. - With unemployment officially pegged at 12.3 percent in California, it's clear topic number one for Democratic candidates at all levels will be jobs.

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Unions shape Missouri Senate race: GOP/Wall Street vs. everybody else

ST. LOUIS - "The right wing wants to keep America from succeeding; they want to keep the president from succeeding; they want to keep us from succeeding."

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Trumka: The elections will define who we are as a nation

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told national media the elections come down to a stark choice: leaders who stand with workers, versus right-wingers pushing a corporate agenda.

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Palin is new Joe McCarthy, says AFL-CIO Trumka

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Sarah Palin's radical right rhetoric is "poisonous, dangerous and strikes of McCarthyism."

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Union delegates resolve to build record voter turnout

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Union activists pledge to knock on 36,000 doors before Election Day in this battleground state.

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In Texas, $18 billion in hole, yet governor lives luxury life

DALLAS -- While the Republicans hold their convention here, the Texas AFL-CIO held a press conference to highlight that these "fiscal conservatives" have dropped the state into an $18 billion deficit hole.

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Memorial Day 2010: A steelworker point of view

Someone said that in a progressive society there is nothing permanent except change.

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