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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Make it in America AgendaMay 04, 2011

On the March jobs report...

From AFL-CIO Pres.

Republican budget cuts would kill jobs, slow recovery

New economic analysis reveals that a projected GDP growth of between 3 and 4 percent could be cut in half if the budget cuts voted in by House Republicans are allowed to pass into law.

Jobs crisis, not a deficit crisis

Some will say the plan isn't bold enough.

Broadly speaking: Little known facts about the economic recovery

Here are a couple of points that deserve some attention.

AFL-CIO response to unemployment numbers

It is certainly good news that the unemployment rate dropped for the second consecutive month to 9%, but the current level of job growth is nowhere near sufficient to sustain robust economic growth and put back to work the millions of American workers whose lives have been put on hold.

AFL-CIO slams Republicans for obstructionism on taxes

This form AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:

Right-wing deficit proposals are job killers

Neither the Republican's nor the deficit commission's respective budget plans do enough to create jobs or promote economic recovery said AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka this week.

Unemployment benefits aid economic recovery

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the findings of a multi-year study of the impact of the Unemployment Insurance program in stabilizing the economy during a deep recession.

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