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Huge Protest Greets ‘Hosni Walker’s’ Attack on Wisconsin Workers

More than 15,000 people, including public employees, union activists and community supporters, jammed into the Capitol Square in Madison, Wis., yesterday to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) plan to strip away state workers’ rights and decimate family-supporting middle-class jobs. Some 3,000 massed inside the Capitol building where a hearing on the bill was under way.

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House Republican Budget Plan Hits Working Families, Spares CEOs

The nation’s No. 1 priority is  getting the nation’s job-creation engine running again. But House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his gang instead have unveiled a budget plan that slams working families and is a “naked payback” to Wall Street CEOs, says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

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Packers Support Wis. Public Employees

Members of the reigning Super Bowl champs have come out in strong support of the state’s public employees and in opposition to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s attacks on the state’s public servants, which include threats to call out the National Guard if they strike or protest his extreme measures.

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Boehner on Job Loss from Republican Budget: ‘So Be It’

The truth is finally out.

Despite all his cries—and we’re not talking about his tendency to tear up—of “Where are the jobs?” and criticism about  President Obama’s jobs record during the campaign, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) really doesn’t give a (fill in the blank) about jobs or the people who find themselves on the unemployment line.

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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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