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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.

LI Jobs with Justice protests tax breaks

Long Island Business News, By David Winzelberg, June 21, 2011. About a dozen people gathered in front of the Cintas building in Central Islip on Tuesday to criticize tax breaks that are given to bad corporate citizens and don’t result in higher-paying jobs.

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