September

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Video: LA bus riders protest transportation cuts

Bus riders gathered on a busy street in Los Angeles, California, recently as part of a national day of action to stop bus service cuts and fare increases.

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Black Caucus message: Pass jobs programs now!

The Congressional Black Caucus kicked off its 41st Legislative Conference with resounding calls for quick passage of President Obama's $450 billion jobs program and jobs bills introduced by CBC members.

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Health Equity Summit highlights progress, problems

The Affordable Care Act has opened the way for great progress toward overcoming racial, ethnic, gender and geographic health disparities. But much hard work lies ahead to make sure its promise is realized at the federal, state and community level.

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Labor launches new drive to back Obama on deficit

The AFL-CIO has launched an on-line letter campaign that will enable millions to directly write their lawmakers in support of the president's deficit reduction and job creation plans.

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Congressional Progressive Caucus presents jobs plan

Following up on speak-outs it organized around the country during the summer  the Congressional Progressive Caucus Sept. 13 unveiled a far-reaching Rebuild the American Dream Framework, focusing on six areas for immediate and long-term job creation.

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Trumka: New GOP bill would gut workers’ rights

Republicans are backing a new bill they introduced after the NLRB filed a complaint against Boeing, which the board says retaliated against workers for exercising their rights.

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Joint session of Congress to hear the president on jobs

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner agreed Wednesday night to a joint session of Congress, ending yet another GOP attempt to embarrass the president.