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Striking workers stand in front the entrance of the Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues under construction for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The labor dispute centers around which union represents the construction workers, and also involves benefits and working conditions. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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** FILE ** In this March 14, 2013, file photo, a crowd of job seekers attends a health care job fair in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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"The question is this: whether this House will also act or will it leave town and leave America's job seekers in the lurch," said Rep. Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat. "I have no doubt we will do the right thing and act." (Associated Press)

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"The question is this: whether this House will also act or will it leave town and leave America's job seekers in the lurch," said Rep. Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat. "I have no doubt we will do the right thing and act." (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama speaks at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md., Monday, April 7, 2014, about the economy and to announce the winners of a competition he launched last fall to bring together educators and employers to redesign the high school experience to give students access to real-world career skills and college-level courses. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Members of the Kansas National Education Association watch from the gallery in the House as members debate a school funding plan opposed by the group, Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The KNEA is the state's largest teachers' union and opposes the plan over provisions eliminating teacher tenure. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2008 file photo Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley poses with the city skyline behind him after a press conference in Chicago. Current mayor Rahm Emanuel, is intent on fixing what ails the nation’s third-largest city. Emanuel, once nicknamed “Rahmbo” for his fierce political maneuvering, last week announced an agreement with several unions to help bail out the nation’s worst-funded city pension systems, a festering problem he inherited from Daley. Emanuel’s staff often notes the pension shortfall is the handiwork of the Daley administration, which failed for years to make enough contributions to the retirement funds for city laborers, police, firefighters and teachers. It was a problem rarely mentioned as Daley built a reputation for having modernized and beautified “the city that works,” and having saved it from the woeful fate of other Rust Belt cities. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green,File)

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FILE - In this June 6, 2012 file photo Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, left, registers for her ballot during a strike authorization vote at a high school in Chicago. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week announced an agreement with several unions to help bail out the nation’s worst-funded city pension systems, a festering problem inherited from his predecessor, Richard M. Daley. Emanuel said the deal, which would slice Chicago’s nearly $20 billion shortfall in half by cutting benefits and raising property taxes, would keep the funds from insolvency and avoid massive cuts in services and a record tax hike. Among its opponents is Lewis who calls the pension plan “criminal” and “just awful,” saying it will hit school employees _ who don’t receive Social Security and are predominantly women of color _ with both a loss of benefits and, for those who own homes, a property tax increase they can’t afford to pay. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green,File)

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President Barack Obama speaks at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md., Monday, April 7, 2014, about the economy and to announce the winners of a competition he launched last fall to bring together educators and employers to redesign the high school experience to give students access to real-world career skills and college-level courses. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)