September

Battle for womens hearts, minds and votes

The battle for women’s hearts, minds and votes has gone into overdrive. And for good reason. In 2004, women as a whole made up 54 percent of the electorate, with white women making up 41 percent.

Vote suppression, 'dirty tricks' target key states

The AFL-CIO has launched a new voting rights protection program to help protect working-class voters against dirty tricks in the fall elections. My Vote, My Right aims 'to ensure votes cast at the ballot box are properly counted,' a post at the AFL-CIO blog reported Sept. 11. And none too soon.

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Hillary Clinton in Ohio: No way, no how, no McCain, no Palin

Hammering “failed Republican economic policies,” Sen. Hillary Clinton rallied 1,000 cheering residents of Lorain County to go all out to elect Barack Obama president. Speaking in the packed lobby of Lorain Community College here, Clinton charged that Ohio has lost 200,000 manufacturing jobs since George W. Bush took office. With unemployment at a five-year high of 8.2 percent, Lorain County has been particularly hard hit.

I dont like Ike

HOUSTON – Hurricane Ike slammed into the Houston-Galveston area at about 2:10 a.m. CDT on Sept. 13. At the time of landfall, it was a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 110 mph. By comparison, Hurricane Katrina was a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 125 mph when it hit the Louisiana coast in 2005. Ike has been devastating to the Houston area already and reports will be unfolding over the next few weeks.

Expecting shortages, Citgo requests crude from U.S. reserves

Citgo Petroleum Corporation sent a formal request Sept. 14 to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for 1 million barrels of crude oil.

Study links oil prices to investor speculation

Speculation by large investors — and not supply and demand for oil — were a primary reason for the surge in oil prices during the first half of the year and the more recent price declines, an independent study concluded Wednesday.

Plot to use stimulus package to gut fair labor standards

Just as the labor movement has gotten many in Congress to back a second and better economic stimulus package that does more than just hand out checks for paying back bills, enter the right wing with a plan to use this to ram through one of its favorite wage rollback schemes.

If McCain is elected, you are screwed, Steelworkers say in new national alert

The United Steelworkers began alerting every single one of its members on Sept. 11 that enactment of John McCain’s health care plan would result in the actual loss of $2,400 to $3,300 in annual income by every working member of the union.

Sept. 11: Continuing to mourn the dead, fight for the living

Tammy Johnson from Saratoga, N.Y. pays her respects to the thousands of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack at the site where the World Trade Center once stood.

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Maines senate race in play

LEWISTON, Maine — The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) has become a prime point of controversy in a hard-fought contest as Democratic Representative Tom Allen challenges Republican Senator Susan Collins for the Senate seat she has held since 1996.

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