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  • Court upholds pension rights

    Court upholds pension rights

    October 10, 2003

    RTI steelworkers won a major victory when Judge Peter Economus ruled Sept. 30 that the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC), the federal agency set up to protect worker’s pensions, illegally refused to pay pensions when RTI...

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  • More setbacks for Bush on Iraq

    More setbacks for Bush on Iraq

    October 10, 2003 By Susan Webb

    The Bush administration’s effort to get international cover for its Iraq occupation suffered a serious setback at the United Nations last week when Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the UN must be given a leading role in...

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  • Frustrated voters approve recall, reject racist Prop. 54

    Frustrated voters approve recall, reject racist Prop. 54

    October 10, 2003

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Frustrated Californians voted to recall Democratic Gov. Gray Davis Oct. 7 and replace him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. There is little sign that the vote represented a tilt to the right by California...

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  • Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride: A new movement is born

    Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride: A new movement is born

    October 10, 2003

    QUEENS, N.Y. – Over 100,000 people greeted the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride (IWFR) here Oct. 4, celebrating the birth of a new movement with its sights set on making the 2004 elections a battle for immigrant...

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  • Rep. Senfronia Thompson: A Texas lawmaker takes a stand

    Rep. Senfronia Thompson: A Texas lawmaker takes a stand

    October 9, 2003

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – State Representative Senfronia Thompson, Democrat of Houston, is a Texan who stands tall for democratic rights, equality, and government that provides quality public education, health care, and other entitlements as basic human rights....

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