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Dec. 5, 2008: The U.S. Department of Labor reports employers slashed 533,000 jobs the month before—the most in 34 years—as the Great Recession surged. The unemployment rolls had risen for seven months before that and were to continue to soar for another 10 months before topping 10 percent and beginning to level off late the following year.

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Posted On: Oct 05, 2012

  • The unemployment rate fell to 7.8%. That's a BIG deal.
  • Still, we have a good jobs problem.
  • Here's how a union creates jobs.
  • Privatization: Costs more, provides less.
  • The corporate war on workers includes–silencing unions.
  • Where does the GOP disdain for workers come from?
Very cool rendition of "We Are the Union" by newly-organized NYC workers:


 


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