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October 2002

Southern California Local Embraces Use of Solar Power
The California energy crisis, state incentives and a healthy environmental movement have fueled a boom in the use of solar photovoltaics in sunny San Diego...October 31, 2002.

No Workers in Union-Busting Videos Without Consent
The bad news is that employers can still use workers in union-busting videos shown in captive audience meetings during organizing drives. The good news is an appeals court has ruled that they cannot do so without the workers permission...October 31, 2002.

Election Reform Now Law New Equipment Due in 05
The president who came to power after an election revealing the widespread failure of voting equipment signed a law this week to prevent it from happening again....October 31, 2002.

Energy Bill Outcome Depends on Voters
Only a few critical votes in November could decide the fate of an ill-advised plan to further deregulate the electricity market....October 29, 2002.

Sen. Paul Wellstone Dies, IBEW says Farewell...10/25/2002.

Columbus Area Asplundh Workers Vote IBEW
Nearly 70 tree trimming and line clearance workers have joined IBEW Local 71 during two recent National Labor Relations Board elections at Asplundh Tree Expert Company....October 22, 2002.

Republican House to Unemployed: Let Them Eat Cake
As their last action in a spectacularly unimpressive session, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives left Washington yesterday after rejecting relief for working families....October 21, 2002.

Election Reform Finally Passes
Soon, thanks to a new federal law overhauling the way elections are conducted, voters will only be able to see punch-card voting machines in museums, not at the polls....October 17, 2002.

Top Dems Push For Worker Relief
Democratic leaders this week proposed a slew of initiatives to improve the lives of working people hit hard by the slumping economy....October 17, 2002.

Local 1245 Again Fights Job-Threatening Ballot Measure
For the second consecutive year, IBEW Local 1245 members are fighting a San Francisco ballot measure that seeks to municipalize Pacific Gas & Electric assets. Last year, Local 1245 mobilized a massive effort to defeat two similar propositions...October 11, 2002

Local 45 Cameraman Dies in Persian Gulf Chopper Crash
As the United States braced for the one-year anniversary of 9/11, IBEW cameraman Larry Greene had his sights set on Iraq, the nations next focus in the war on terror...October 8, 2002

NY State to Public Institutions: No Money for Union Busting
New York this week passed a law preventing hospitals and other entities that receive state funds from using that money to fight union organizing drives....October 4, 2002

Working Families Agenda Top Priority for Americans
Details of a recent poll show that Americans are concerned about the economy, mistrustful of corporations and employers and in search of political candidates concerned about working families....October 2, 2002.

SBC Layoffs To Hit Midwests Local 21
More than 750 IBEW jobs are possible casualties of SBC Communications Inc.s Friday announcement that wireless competition and falling market share would force it to cut 11,000 jobs nationwide....October 1, 2002.