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Sept. 17, 2011: The Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with an anti-Wall Street march and demonstration that ended up as a 2-month encampment in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. The event led to protests and movements around the world, with their focus on economic inequality, corruption, greed and the influence on government of monied interests. Their slogan: “We are the 99%.”

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Today's Teamster News For September 17, 2014
Teamsters, PSI Sound Alarm For Public Workers About Trade Deals
Arbitration TLA Scheduled November 18-20
American Airlines, US Airways Passenger Service Agents Vote To Join Teamsters-CWA Association
Teamsters, Global Public Sector Trade Unions Warn Of Consequences Of Trade Policies
Teamster Bus Drivers To School Board: “We Cannot Promise Labor Peace”
Mobile Mini Workers in Kansas City Vote Unanimously to Join Teamsters Local 541
Report: TISA Endangers Public Service Jobs
Today's Teamster News For September 16, 2014
Hoffa: Trade Deals Set Their Sights On Public Workers
 
     
How We Get Jobs Back on the Table
Posted On: Jan 11, 2013

Jan. 11, 2013 | Overlooked in the aftermath of the "fiscal cliff" deal and the questions about what spending cuts may be around the corner, was this part of President's Obama statement following the bill's passage: "… we're still investing too little in the things that we need for the economy to grow as fast as it should. And that's why Speaker Boehner and I originally tried to negotiate a larger agreement that would put this country on a path to paying down its debt while also putting Americans back to work rebuilding our roads and bridges, and providing investments in areas like education and training." These should not be seen as idle words, but a clear marker for Republicans to heed and a target for the public to rally around. Read more at Nation of Change.


 
 
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