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Organizers rally against Bank of America layoffs
Cleveland Jobs with Justice and Stand Up for Ohio are hosting a rally in response the layoffs of more than 1000 people in Northeast Ohio
Story by KELSEY LEYVA


 
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A rally against the layoffs of more than 1,000 people in Northeast Ohio by Bank of America’s is scheduled for Thursday. That’s the same day the mortgage and consumer banking office is to close.

Cleveland Jobs with Justice – a coalition of labor, faith and community organizers – is one of two organizations sponsoring the rally to raise awareness about layoffs in the Greater Cleveland area.

Deb Kline is the director of Cleveland Jobs with Justice. Kline says that some of the bank’s employees were offered positions in other states, but it still has negative effects on the Cleveland area.

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“I think there have been a few hundred people that have been offered the opportunity, but it’s kind of a lose-lose situation for the Cleveland area because not only have we lost the jobs but we may end up losing people because the people may choose to move to another area of the country.”

According to the Plain Dealer, the Cleveland area lost nearly 8,000 jobs between August 2012 and August 2013, not including the Bank of America cuts.

The demonstration starts at noon at the corner of Richmond Road and Science Park Drive. Stand Up for Ohio – a coalition of community, labor, civil rights and environmental groups – is also sponsoring the event.

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