The AFL-CIO’s America Wants to Work initiative will bring working people together in hundreds of week of action events to demand action from Congress to promote a real jobs creation agenda. Says Trumka:
Hundreds of thousands of people are standing up together by joining in this week of action and they will continue to call for passage of President Obama’s American Jobs Act and a just economy—and they’re not going away. They’ll be back and back and back until lawmakers finally listen. Every elected leader will be held accountable for creating the jobs we need and putting America back to work.
- Find an America Wants to Work event near you here
- Oct. 12 America Wants to Work National Teach-In information here
- Sign an America Wants to Work petition to Congress here.
Factory Job Gains Under Obama Best Since Clinton: BGOV Barometer
Sep 25, 2012 9:00 PM PT By Shobhana Chandra – bloomberg
In an election focused on jobs, President Barack Obama can boast of crossing one milestone: the longest stretch of employment gains in manufacturing in almost two decades.
The BGOV Barometer shows U.S. factory positions have grown since early 2010, arresting a slide that began toward the end of the 1990s. It’s the best showing since the era of Bill Clinton, the only president in the last 30 years to leave office with more factory jobs than when he began.
“The gain in manufacturing jobs is certainly helpful, it is one way to show we’re moving forward,” said Terry Madonna, a political science professor and director of the Franklin & Marshall College poll in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. “President Obama has to create a psychology all over the country that things are getting better. This is a piece explaining that idea.”
US Office of Personnel Management app for Federal jobs USAJOBS
American Job Center – Explore Careers http://jobcenter.usa.gov/explore-careers