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D.C. Residents Can Now Support Good Jobs with Every Dollar They Spend

D.C. Residents Can Now Support Good Jobs with Every Dollar They Spend

The American middle class is at risk, with rising income inequality, the continued loss of good jobs and retirement security vanishing. As workers fight back by organizing at workplaces across the country, they now have another tool that reaches every American, a powerful good jobs consumer movement that promotes the interests of America’s workers and high-road businesses while ensuring the growth of the nation’s economy.

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Bringing ‘Common Sense’ to NoVa

Photo by Dan Duncan

More than 35 people gathered at the Northern Virginia labor office on Monday, March 23, to participate in a 90-minute Common Sense Economics workshop conducted by the AFL-CIO. Among those taking part were representatives from the NAACP, religious social action networks, immigrant rights groups, young people and elected officials, as well as union representatives, including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

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Get Inspired: Read Statements from Across Our Movement on Obama Victory

AFGE President J. David Cox helps get out the vote. AFGE photo.

Here’s a roundup of reactions to last night’s election victory by President Obama and other working family candidates from national and state union leaders.

AFT President Randi Weingarten:

The American people voted today to create opportunity and shared prosperity by sharing responsibility, and to reject the cynical "you’re on your own" philosophy.

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Transit Workers Urge Mass Transit Funding, Endorse 'Occupy Transit' Day

Transit Workers Urge Mass Transit Funding, Endorse 'Occupy Transit' Day

Cheerfully bobbing balloons and smiling transit workers greeted commuters Tuesday morning as they emerged from the Farragut West and Farragut North Metro stations in downtown Washington, D.C., to warn commuters of the impacts of cuts to mass transit funding in cities across the nation. 

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Live Tweeting from Occupy CPAC

UPDATE: Metro DC Communications Director Chris Garlock send us this more detailed report from this afternoon’s actions.

Chanting “Whose America? Our America!” as many as 700 labor and community activists turned out in force earlier this afternoon outside the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), shutting down Woodley Rd. with an impromptu sit in and brief takeover take-over of the Mariott Wardman Park Hotel driveway.

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