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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 04:30 PM
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Labor unions, Occupy Wall Street plan ‘day of action’ urging lawmakers to invest
Source: The Hill

Unions and Occupy Wall Street protesters will be joining forces next week for a “day of action” to pressure lawmakers on jobs.

The AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union and the Laborers’ International Union of North America will partner with Occupy Wall Street for “We are the 99 percent” rallies on Thursday. Liberal groups like MoveOn.org and the American Dream Movement plan to participate.

Many of the events, union officials said, will be focused on urging lawmakers to pass more federal funding for infrastructure.

Bill Samuel, the AFL-CIO's director of government affairs, said labor has been frustrated by Republican-led filibusters in the Senate to block the parts of President Obama’s jobs bill that would increase infrastructure spending.


Read more: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/193187-labor-unions-occupy-wall-street-plan-day-of-action
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red dog 1 Donating Member (307 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:44 PM
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1. Good Idea...But Repubs Will Continue To Filibuster Any Jobs Bill That Raises Taxes On Top 1%!
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:59 PM
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