The Teamsters racked up four organizing wins in late September and early October, including the first-ever union win under new voting rules.
Worried that $400 billion in secret corporate slush funds is not enough to buy Republicans control of the Congress, Glenn Beck donated, on Oct.14, a check for $10,000 to the American Chamber of Commerce.
The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute recently found that Lou Dobbs, who fulminated nightly on CNN against "the illegal aliens" taking over the country, has relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of his multimillion-dollar estate and the horses he keeps for his daughter.
The same far-right anti-union groups that blocked the Employee Free Choice Act and opposed hiking the minimum wage are pouring more than $400 million into the 2010 mid-term elections.
The One Nation coalition will try to stay together to work on each other's causes after the Nov. 2 election, a top union participant says.
95,000 jobs were lost in September because the private sector added only 64,000 jobs while government employment went down by 159,000.
For Republicans to win a majority in the House of Representatives, they need to sweep hotly contested swing district races in several states including Illinois.
Several North Texas progressive organizations converged to increase their connections during the lead-up to October 2.
"The same people who say you can't have good wages and good pensions say you can't have good jobs and a clean environment," Steelworkers leader Leo Gerard said.
Calls for a nationwide moratorium on foreclosures come after several large banks revealed widespread irregularities in procedures for home repossessions.