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July 07, 2015
Today in Labor History
July 7, 1998: Some 500,000 people participate when a two-day general strike is called in Puerto Rico by more than 60 trade unions and many other organizations. They are protesting privatization of the island's telephone company.

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The Wealthy Aren't Job Creators, Middle Class Workers Are
Posted On: Jun 12, 2013
June 12, 2013 | JOBS & THE ECONOMY | On Thursday, entrepreneur and self-described one-percenter Nick Hanauer warned Congress that rich people like him aren't the engines of the economy. In testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, he explained why, in fact, middle-class workers are the economy's real job creators: "…As an entrepreneur and investor, I have started or helped start, dozens of businesses and initially hired lots of people. But if no one could have afforded to buy what we had to sell, my businesses would all have failed and all those jobs would have evaporated." Indeed. Read the full story here.
 
 
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