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Six steps! Leaders say, "Prep infrastructure for climate change"

Leaders of the labor-environmental group Blue-Green Alliance called on the president to launch and prioritize a national dialogue on climate change.

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Obama expected to oppose forced cuts in State of Union

President Obama is expected to make a case against the budget-slashing sequester scheduled for March 1.

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Austerity busting bill introduced

The Progressive Caucus bill, called the Balancing Act, invests in job creation and calls for paying for those investments with defense cuts.

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NYC Council bans hiring discrimination against unemployed

While this important anti-discrimination measure passed overwhelmingly in the city council by a 44-4 vote, opposition continues from employers and their advocates.

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Jan. 30 day of action: "We need Jobs Not Cuts"

The Americans for Tax Fairness online "flash-mob" campaign "We need #JobsNotCuts" is part of a national Jan. 30 Day of Action.

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Under pressure GOP dumps “poison pills” from Sandy aid

The Republican-run House Rules Committee decided not to invite more confrontations over GOP reluctance to aid the millions of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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Obama to push citizenship for undocumented

President Obama can be expected to move swiftly on immigration reform, and he can be expected to propose changes in one comprehensive bill.

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Minnesota unions urge action on jobs as legislature convenes

When the Minnesota legislature convened Jan. 8, everything had changed - and nothing had changed

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Year ends with 7.8 percent jobless rate

The U.S. ended 2012 with a 7.8 percent jobless rate in December, unchanged from the month before and down 0.7 percent from the end of 2011.

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Unions to aim for labor law, immigration reform

Reforming labor law to help balance the scales between workers and bosses in organizing and bargaining, will always be labor's number one legislative priority - until it passes.

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