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Syracuse neighborhood group seeks more local jobs

Syracuse Post-Standard, By Tim Knauss, June 21, 2011. Saying state and local leaders must do more to create jobs in low-income areas, Syracuse United Neighbors sponsored a protest today on the city’s South Side, one of several across the state designed to draw attention to the problem.


Labor Groups Rally for ‘Good Jobs’

YNN, By Mike Hedeen, June 21, 2011. A rally in Irondequoit brought to the forefront the lack of decent paying jobs in the Rochester area and across New York State. Labor leaders and the unemployed are calling on state government to create what they call "a good jobs plan.”


Protest at FedEx plant highlights unemployment concerns

Troy Record, By Katie Nowak, June 21, 2011. Holding signs bearing slogans including “Where’s the jobs plan?” and “Local jobs for local people,” a group of labor, community and faith leaders gathered near the site of the under-construction FedEx processing plant on Route 4 Tuesday to express their frustration with the project’s lack of local job creation, and the lack of legislative action to address the state’s continuing unemployment problem.


Unions question FedEx tax subsidies

Albany Times Union, By Larry Rulison, June 21, 2011. Union leaders are planning to protest the use of tax subsidies by the Rensselaer County Industrial Development Agency for the FedEx Ground distribution center being built in East Greenbush.


Unions protest outside FedEx site

Albany Business Review, By Adam Sichko, June 21, 2011. Labor unions protested Tuesday at the site of FedEx Corp’s distribution center under construction in East Greenbush. Unions complained about $4 million of up-front tax breaks given to FedEx (NYSE: FDX) to build the facility, set to open sometime next year.