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Mon July 12, 2010
UAW's King, Jesse Jackson push US job creation
DETROIT – United Auto Workers president Bob King and the Rev. Jesse Jackson are kicking off a new campaign in Detroit that's focusing on job creation, manufacturing, workers' rights and peace.
King and Jackson planned to announce details Monday of the Jobs, Justice and Peace initiative and take part in a march next month in Detroit.
The effort is expected to call on national leaders to enact industrial and trade policies that will create jobs, enforce laws protecting worker and civil rights, and create fair educational, economic and health policies.
The campaign also calls for a moratorium on home foreclosure practices.
The Aug. 28 march will commemorate one led in Detroit in 1963 by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.