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The Daily Read – August 18, 2011

By Erica Varlese

Employment on Wall Street fell from June to July.

The Daily News explains why we need to “pick sides” in the Verizon strike.

Dozens of employees at a Long Island cell phone plant had to leave the premises after being sickened by the chemical used to clean the phones.

The jobless rate in New York held steady last month, though many workers have given up looking for new employment.

After failed negotiations, American Axle and Manufacturing near Buffalo, NY is shutting down.

Verizon employees in Utica, NY prep for a rally at local labor offices.

After previously rejecting the agreement, Connecticut unions have accepted a contract that will stave off future layoffs.

 

July 19, 2011

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