• Iron Range fired up

    Iron Range fired up

    October 15, 2004 By Susan Webb

    HIBBING, Minn. — The 2004 presidential election is “historically far more important than any other … in my lifetime,” Steelworkers District 11 Director David Foster told a get-out-the-vote training session in the heart of Minnesota’s Iron...

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  • Kerry walks Ohio picket line

    Kerry walks Ohio picket line

    October 8, 2004

    Presidential candidate John Kerry visited the picket line in front of the RMI Titanium plant in Niles, Ohio, Oct. 3 before he proceeded to a town hall meeting in nearby Warren. For a half hour he...

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  • L.A. County Fed gears up for offensive

    L.A. County Fed gears up for offensive

    October 8, 2004

    LOS ANGELES — Labor history was made Sept. 30 as the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, held U.S. labor’s first-ever central labor council congress. A thousand rank-and-filers and labor leaders approved a proactive progressive...

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  • Hotel workers check out in SF

    Hotel workers check out in SF

    October 1, 2004

    San Francisco hotel workers walked out Sept. 29 as part of a three-city struggle to force giant hotel chains to agree to a common contract expiration date. The union has announced the 1,200-member strike will last...

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  • Haymarket landmark finally established

    Haymarket landmark finally established

    September 24, 2004

    CHICAGO — The Teamsters trucked it up from downstate. The Chicago Federation of Labor had lobbied for the funding from the state of Illinois. The Illinois Labor History Society campaigned tirelessly for it.

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