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Demand to curb Wall Street has GOP in a bind

Government records on campaign contributions shows that GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell takes more money from Wall Street than any other sector.


75 years later, WPA is sorely needed again

The Works Progress Administration - the largest federal jobs program in U.S. history - built LaGuardia Airport, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Orange Bowl and much more, and got our economy moving again.


Building jobs movement from the ground up

"The fight for jobs is the central fight for our times," stressed Alan Charney, head of Jobs for America Now, a coalition spearheading the fight against unemployment.

Three grim tales from the Big Apple

Ranked third or fourth richest city in the world, will New York tell its young generation that it cannot provide shelter, or classrooms, or even transportation to school?

Northern Manhattan mobilizes against budget cuts

More than 1,000 residents held a unity rally on Saturday to mobilize against proposed budget cuts that will have a devastating effect on this predominantly Latino and black working class community.


Major jobs bill faces GOP filibuster vow

A day after Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., vowed to block all future jobs bills, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights called on members of Congress to co-sponsor the Local Jobs for America Act.


Indianapolis pushes water privatization

Republican Mayor Greg Ballard wants to sell the city's publicly owned water and sewer utility to Citizens Gas, putting hundreds of union jobs at risk.


News for the rich and famous

To balance out our working class bias, we checked Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and similar sources, and hereby offer some news of interest to the rich.


Tired of bank greed, Missouri protesters say

ST. LOUIS - "We're tired of corporate America and the CEOs taking all our money," Ashli Bolden said as over 100 people protested inside the Bank of America tower on March 24.


Banks should pay to repair their mess, rally demands

The rally's point was dramatized by a man wearing a tuxedo and a pig mask who made mock attempts to steal purses and pick the pockets of demonstrators.

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