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August Jobless Rate at 6.1%

WASHINGTON —The U.S. unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, down 0.1 percent from the month before.  Businesses claimed to create a net of 142,000 new jobs, a separate survey showed. Data from BLS’ August survey week showed 9.591 million unemployed, down 80,000 from July. The median time any worker has been jobless – […]

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Michigan Dem Shauer Bids for Building Trades’ Support

WASHINGTON –Unions’ conferences in D.C. wouldn’t be complete without political hopefuls seeking labor’s support.  Michigan’s Mark Schauer, New Jersey’s Donald Norcross and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy filled those roles at the North American Building Trades Unions’ confab, March 9-12. Norcross, who spoke March 10, has the easiest task.  The IBEW member, president of the Southern New Jersey Central Labor Council, […]

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Politicians: Building Trades Show the Way in Rebuilding U.S.

WASHINGTON –With the federal government mired in partisan warfare, U.S. building trades unions are showing the way in rebuilding the country, while also reaching out – and putting to work – the women and minorities who will be the future of the construction industry, two top politicians say. Nevertheless, speakers at the North American Building Trades Unions’ annual legislative conference […]

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