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November 2002

Unions Win Key Organizing Supreme Court Decision
The U.S. Supreme Court on November 12 let stand an appeals court decision that upheld that union fees collected from non-members can be used in organizing efforts....November 20, 2002.

Bad News for Jobless: Congress Fails to Extend Benefits
Jobless Americans will probably be getting an unwelcome holiday gift from Congress this yearan end to unemployment benefits....November 20, 2002.

CPSC Makes List
Says Check It Twice
for Recalled Toys
Kids Products

IBEW Scores More ILCA Awards
The IBEW Journal once again earned the recognition of union communicators by winning four awards in the annual Labor Journalism Contest sponsored by the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA)....November 18, 2002.

Energy Bill Defeated But New Legislation Likely Next Year
An energy bill opposed by the IBEW for its electricity deregulation provisions fell apart in the final days of the 107th Congress. But observers say it is likely that another energy billpromoted by the President and supported by both houses of Congresswill replace the old one early next year....November 19, 2002.

Verizon To Cut Thousands Of IBEW Jobs
Hundreds of IBEW members are likely casualties of a Verizon decision to continue reducing its workforce nationwide. The cuts will be in the states that formerly comprised phone company Bell Atlantic, which combined with GTE to form Verizon in 2000...November 18, 2002.

Lucent Contract Talks Yield No Agreement
Four years ago, the IBEW bargained with the new economy telecommunications manufacturing giant and emerged with 18 percentwage increases, bonuses, and performance incentives...November 18, 2002.