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Plumbers, Unite Here endorse Obama

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama won the backing Jan. 9 of the 60,000-strong Culinary Workers Union in Nevada. The endorsement followed announcements by the 450,000-member parent union, Unite Here, and the national Plumbers and Pipefitters Union that they were backing the Illinois senator.


Illegal immigrants, or undocumented ones?

Minneapolis artist Ricardo Levins has a bumper sticker that reads, “An injury to Juan is an injury to Al.” In a lighthearted way, that twist on the classic labor motto captures the meaning behind a resolution adopted at this year’s convention of the International Labor Communications Association.

Letters: Jan. 12, 2008

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Letterman proves union-made comedy is funnier

NBC’s boy Jay Leno crossed the electronic picket line last night. Scab! On the other station, CBS’s David Letterman proved that union-written comedy is superior. Hands down, Letterman was funnier

Tribunals examine U.S. role in Colombia

In Colombia, four million people have been forced from their homes and land. Poverty is rampant: almost 24 percent of Colombians earn less than two dollars a day; 65 percent, less than three dollars daily; 40 percent of the children don’t attend school.

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