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Detroit Gains A Few Thousand Jobs- 07/29/10 Downtown Detroit is receiving some much needed good news in the form of nearly 5,000 new jobs. The Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday that Quicken Loans will be moving 1,700 jobs downtown in August followed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan moving 3,000 jobs from the suburbs of the city to downtown later this year. In May of this year the city’s jobless rate was 13.7 percent.

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As Jobless Workers Suffer, Corporations Sit On Enough Cash To Pay 2.4 million People $70K A Year For Five Years- 07/29/10 Companies are reporting record earnings, but where are the jobs? In the bank. Jesse Russell reports: read more

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Despite Federal Injunction Prayer Vigils And Rallies To Protest Arizona Immigration Law Are Still On- 07/29/10 By Doug Cunningham A federal judge Wednesday temporarily barred Arizona from enforcing parts of its controversial immigration law. Until courts can rule definitively on the issues police will be barred from checking the immigration status of people arrested for any crime and immigrants won’t have to carry their papers and produce them upon demand by police. But widespread prayer vigils and protests against the immigration law will go forward as planned Thursday. And Trina Zelle, Lead organizer for Arizona’s Interfaith Alliance for Worker Justice says the law is already being enforced. read more

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Labor Radio July 28, 2010 MP3:  LaborRadio072810.mp3 Transcript:  winshead072810.txt Workers Independent News Labor Radio Internet Radio Program 07/28/10 Producers: Doug Cunningham & Jesse Russell Labor Radio Rundown: 1) WIN Newscast 2) NBA owners want to “change the system” of player compensation in the new NBA labor contract with the players union. That has set up tensions that may lead to a lockout of players next year. WIN’s Doug Cunningham interviews New York Daily News NBA columnist Mitch Lawrence about the NBA labor issues and how they’re likely to play out. read more

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