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.

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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.

Cabin pressure rises at Delta as union vote begins

Thursday, September 30, when union voting began, marked a glimmer of hope in the lives of 21,000 flight attendants at Delta Airlines, even though many of them may not see it.