February

Illinois Senate race offers historic opportunity

CHICAGO – The race for the Democratic nomination for the open U.S. Senate seat in Illinois has boiled down to a three-person race, according to polls.

Labor working to take back Ohio

CLEVELAND – On Dec. 9, 1,500 union activists packed the Columbus, Ohio, Veterans Memorial Hall for a “Take Back Ohio/Labor 2004” conference.

Industrial unions say Beat Bush!

WASHINGTON – You know you’re at a great conference when, before the first speaker can finish even one paragraph, 3,000 screaming workers jump to their feet, whooping and hollering to beat George Bush.

Michigan voters focus on job losses

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Disappearing jobs. That is the issue that primarily motivated nearly 150,000 Michigan voters to participate in the Democratic presidential caucus.

Texas labor pledges to do more in 2004

DALLAS – More than 400 delegates to the Texas AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education convention last week vowed to make their number one priority the re-election of four Texas congressman whose districts were gerrymandered.