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Cuomo-friendly business group launches ad campaign

The new television commercial about New York state sounds good - so why are labor and community groups worried?

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Hundreds in Ohio protest in-coming Kasich administration

Thirty-six hours before Republican and former Fox News contributor John Kasich was sworn in as Ohio’s governor, people from across the state rallied voicing strong objections to his anti-labor, anti-environment and anti-student agenda.

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Cuomo likely to propose austerity budget

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's inaugural speech offers some perspective as to what his budget proposal will look like: "austerity, corruption and competition" are on the agenda.

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Kasich declares war on workers

Ohio's Republican Governor-elect John Kasich declared war on all public employees and workers employed under state contracts - a full month before taking office.

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Labor, environment, rights groups launch campaign for Internet expansion

The Communications Workers of America, NAACP and the Sierra Club have come together to launch a campaign for what they say is a much needed faster and more available Internet in the United States.

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Leaders map jobs fight at Amistad Awards event

Activists said they were inspired,  "fired up and ready to go" at The Voices for Jobs, Equality & Peace - People's World Amistad Awards Concert held in New Haven, Connecticut Dec. 5.

Workers bracing for "right-to-work" assault

The right-wing Republican agenda is becoming more apparent as we inch closer and closer to January 2011 and the start of the new legislative session.

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Michigan city on verge of bankruptcy

The city of Hamtramck, Mich., is $3 million in debt and will run out of money by the end of January. It has sought permission from the state to file for bankruptcy, a move never before taken by a Michigan municipality. This could be a preview of what may happen to many cities and towns statewide.

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Youth: Let us serve our country, pass Dream Act

Passing the DREAM Act is about young people and their future, say labor and immigration reform advocates.

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Ohio jobless demand action

As federal unemployment benefits expired for 800,000 Americans Tuesday, people rallied in downtown Cleveland to demand extension of this critical lifeline.

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