Charging that "Wall Street values are strangling our community", 75 union and other activists held a lunch time rally in front of the downtown offices of the PNC and Huntington banks.
The AFL-CIO launched a last-minute telephone blitz to members of Congress, August 9, demanding they approve a bill to provide $26 billion in emergency funding to the states.
Over 100 community residents and trade union activists were on hand at Port Commission headquarters to welcome a vote vital to assure quality jobs for Oakland residents.
President Obama signed into law today a finance reform bill that he described as "the most sweeping set of changes to America's financial regulatory system since the 1930's."
A new study released this week finds that as the economy struggles to recover, and jobs slowly return, there will be a growing disconnect between the types of jobs employers need to fill and number of Americans who have the education and training to fill those jobs.
Thousands of protestors descended on City Hall on Wednesday, in a crowd that stretched up Broadway.
Greg Cendana, president of the United States Student Association (USSA) touched off cheers at the America's Future Now conference with his impassioned demand that Congress pass a $100 billion jobs bill and the "Dream Act."
Leaders from core components of the diverse coalition that elected President Obama declared here today that "it's time for us to do it again" to win jobs and justice.
As oil continues gushing into the Gulf of Mexico and the resulting environmental and economic catastrophes worsen, BP is dragging its feet on the damage claims.
Suffering from the worst budget deficit in state history, the Illinois legislature passed a FY 2011 budget in late May that will mean continued devastation of education and social service programs.