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Canadian scientists protest firings, spending cuts

Canada's government made excessive cuts in its environmental departments, resulting in the firing of many top scientists.

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At G-20, union leaders make the case for jobs not austerity

Union leaders, including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, delivered the strong message that "austerity does not work," and only makes things worse for workers, to the G-20 leaders of the industrialized world, meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico.

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Canada, bowing to oil companies, fires ocean scientists

After massive layoffs at Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans, leading ocean scientists - and the environment itself - will suffer the consequences.

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Big Oil may rob Canada of jobs

There is growing concern that Canada is rapidly becoming a petro-state. And in this shift, manufacturing jobs are disappearing.

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From grime to green: Chinese city transforms

Shenyang, China - population 8 million - was once heavily polluted by blankets of soot and smog. Now, it is transforming itself into a growing center for green technology.

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Good jobs tour kicks off in Minneapolis

The Wesley Church was host to the kickoff of the Congressional Progressive Caucus's "Good Jobs" tour in the Twin Cities last weekend.

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Union leaders: World climate meet must include green, decent jobs

International trade union leaders are calling for decisive and ambitious climate action centered on social protections, doubling the number of green and decent jobs and ensuring a just transition to a greener future.

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Obama in land of Gandhi

While Indians celebrated the visit of the U.S. president and the support given for India's bid to the UN Security Council and his noting that India has "emerged" as a world power, there were specific U.S. interests that Obama needed to carry out.

World unions say jobs first

The leaders of the world's unions are demanding that national leaders put jobs first as the way to get the globe out of its continuing deep recession.

Workers of the world protest: Coming soon to Washington D.C.

Just three days before thousands will converge on Washington DC demanding jobs and justice on Oct. 2nd, over a 100,000 angry trade unionist from across Europe marched in Brussels, Belgium.

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