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Tell Boehner: Act on Trade Adjustment Assistance Now

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told tens of thousands of workers that if they lose their jobs because of unfair trade practices tough luck, just pull yourselves up by your Chinese-made bootstraps.

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Wisconsin Says ‘No Way’ to Walker’s Budget, Bargaining Assault

UPDATE:  Veterans are strongly objecting to Walker’s “inappropriate threat to activate the National Guard to intimidate state workers, as his administration moves forward with plans to break up workers’ unions,” according Vote Vets.org.

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Stopping Currency Manipulation Would Create U.S. Jobs

Leveling the playing field by enforcing our trade laws against  currency manipulation is a no-cost action that will create jobs, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said today.

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Green Jobs, Good Jobs Conference: Act Now to Create Green Economy

Hundreds of union members and environmental activists will spend the day on Capitol Hill Thursday delivering one message to lawmakers: We must quickly put aside partisan bickering and make a long-term national commitment to create a green economy and make serious investments in infrastructure, education, research and development and manufacturing. 

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Where Are the Jobs? Not at CPAC Meeting

This week in Washington, D.C., thousands of conservative, very conservative and downright OMG extreme conservative activists will gather for the Conservative Political Action Committee’s (CPAC) annual choir session.

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House Leaders Block Trade Adjustment Assistance

The House leadership continues to show its “blatant lack of concern for American workers who have lost their jobs because of unfair trade deals,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said today. In the latest bold move against working people, House leaders abruptly refused to schedule a vote yesterday on extending expiring Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs.

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‘States of Denial’ Tracks State Lawmakers’ Attacks on Workers

Across the country, state politicians are in “States of Denial.” Instead of creating jobs and solving the problems of middle-class working families, newly elected Republican legislators and governors are pushing legislation to cut good jobs and benefits, lower wages, threaten job safety and weaken unions.

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Ohio Lawmakers Play Political Games Instead of Focusing on Jobs

With state unemployment at 9.6 percent last month, Ohio legislators should be working overtime to fix the jobs crisis. Instead, the majority leadership in the Ohio Senate is playing partisan politics.

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Looking for a Job? Website Can Help

Looking for a job but don’t know what you want to do or where there’s a job that fits your skills? Check out the U.S. Labor Department’s new online tool.  The My Next Move website, launched late last week,  provides  job seekers with information on more than 900 occupations, as well as local job openings and training opportunities, in a simple, user-friendly format.

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Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference: How to Build Sustainable Economy with Good Jobs

Thousands of labor, environmental, business and community representatives will discuss the best ways to build a sustainable economy that creates good green jobs across the country at the 2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference Feb. 8–10 in Washington, D.C.

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