Maine Labor Groups Protest Senators' Rejection of Jobs Bill

AJ Higgins, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, October 13, 2011 Action groups representing organized labor gathered at the state capitol today to voice their dissatisfaction with Maine's two US senators, who continue to oppose President Barack Obama's jobs plan. The rally was organized by the Maine AFL-CIO and Maine People's Alliance, whose members favor a federal financial transaction tax on banks. Supporters claim the tax would raise more than $300 billion dollars annually to fund the American Jobs Act, but opponents say the tax would impose an additional burden on job creation. ... Maine