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March For Good Jobs Now-Make Wall St. PAY!

TODAY Wednesday April 28th March for Good Jobs Now-Make Wall St. PAY! 11:00 A.M. Thousands will gather at Willis Tower 11:30 A.M. March to Financial ...

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Petition Pushes Silver Cross as Veterans Clinic

More than 2,000 hopefuls have signed an on-line petition to convert a Joliet hospital into a military veterans health care clinic. "To let the Department of Veterans Affairs know t...

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Dems Cancel Hearing on AT$T Health Care Gripes

Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday canceled a hearing called to hear concerns by AT&T and other corporations about new employer costs in the health care overhaul, saying the compani...

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Send A Thank You Card To President Obama And Encourage Him To Keep The Momentum Going For Working Families.

First President Obama and Congress passed healthcare reform. And then, just this weekend, President Obama took another strong stand for working families. He filled much-need...

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President Obama Uses His Recess Authority To Appoint A Pro-Union Member To The NLRB

President Obama, making a muscular show of his executive authority just one day after Congress left for spring recess, said Saturday that he would bypass the Senate and install 15 ...

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132 Members of Congress Sign Letter To President Obama Urging Recess Appointments To NLRB

Some 132 members of Congress signed a letter urging President Obama to use his legal authority to make recess appointments to install Mark Pearce and Craig Becker on the National L...

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Frontier's High-Risk, Unsustainable Business Model Would Harm Illinois Consumers

In a legal brief filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) on Thursday, March 25, the IBEW urged that commissioners reject the proposed sale of Verizon's landlines to Front...

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The TRADE Act Is Trade Reform You Can Believe In!

Two of Congress' leading fair-trade champions - Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) -have worked with an array of labor, environmental, consumer, faith and ...

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Comcast-NBC Merger: A Bad Investment for America

Wall Street executives don't want you to read this. Hearings have begun on Capitol Hill over the proposed Comcast-NBC merger. The merger would give Comcast unprecedented con...

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Illinois Union Membership Rose in 2009

Union membership rose by 1 percent in Illinois in 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. Since 1989, when comparable state data became available, Illin...

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