October

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No enthusiasm gap at jam-packed union phone bank

CHICAGO - By noon Oct. 29, union members were close to having called 500,000 people in Illinois about the Nov. 2 elections, here at what the Operating Engineers say is the nation's biggest, most state-of-the-art phone bank.

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Navistar workers say voting Nov. 2 is about good paying jobs

MELROSE PARK, Ill. - "We need to elect leaders that are friendly to labor and understand that what we need is more jobs, because without jobs, this country can't operate," said Ralph Porter, longtime Navistar worker.

Labor's final dash to the finish

CHICAGO (PAI) - Union leaders and members are in a mad dash to the finish for the 2010 election cycle with leaders crisscrossing the country to concentrate on key races - even phone-banking on Election Day itself - while workers are making home visits, giving shop-floor talks and leafleting.

Labor law turned inside out?

WASHINGTON (PAI) - U.S. labor law "has been turned inside out, protecting the powerful rather than the powerless" in the 75 years since the National Labor Relations Act was enacted, a top labor historian says.

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Texas teachers protest misuse of pension fund

DALLAS - Texas teachers added their voices to the worldwide outrage over attacks against retirees at a rally here on October 25.

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On Halloween support union-made treats and go green

 If your wondering, which costumes you or your kids, are wearing this Halloween or which treats to choose from, then look no further because labor and environmental groups may have the answer.

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Labor board seeks quick action to stop firing of union organizers

Five companies, ranging from a private school in Portland, Ore., Kaiser Permanente, were issued injunctions forcing them to stop illegally firing workers trying to form unions.

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"Without Ted Strickland I wouldn't have my job"

"Many pronounced the cause hopeless, but fortunately we had the support of this community and we had the support of Gov. Strickland."

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For Connecticut voters a stark choice

The fight is on in this state, but an intensive campaign by union members knocking on the doors of their co-workers' homes to talk about the elections is breaking through the right-wing noise.

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Labor, hip hop forge vote alliance

In the latest move to activate the youth vote American Rights at Work and Respect my Vote! 2010 have teamed up on a video and photo campaign.

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