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May 2004

Update--Republican Party Outsourcing Fund-Raising to India
More facts have been revealed about the Republican Partys outsourcing of fund-raising to a call center in India from 2002 to 2003. [The story was first reported on the IBEW Web site on August 5, 2003] ...May 24, 2004.

"Rekindle the Spirit" - 2004 IBEW Manufacturing Conference
The 2004 IBEW Manufacturing Conference took place May 5 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the New Frontier Hotel....May 19, 2004.

Studies: Patients Spending More on Care, Getting Less
"It is somewhat outrageous that we spend $1.4 trillion on health care and get it right only half the time." ...May 19, 2004.

Unions, Manufacturer Win China Trade Dispute
One year after the IBEW, IUE-CWA and a small domestic TV manufacturer went up against China in a dispute over unfair trade, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled in the unions favor....May 19, 2004.

Report: Widespread Anxiety Among Industrial Workers
American workers in once-proud industrial states are feeling the pinch of the global outsourcing movement and nervous about their ability to find new jobs if laid off, according to the results of a new poll of blue- and white-collar workers ...May 19, 2004.

Asbestos Fund Unlikely This Year
Hopes for a deal establishing a national trust fund to help victims suffering from asbestos-related illnesses are slim following the collapse of mediated talks among legislators and representatives of workers, insurers and companies who produced the cancer-causing material....May 19, 2004.

Rail Labor Warns Congress on Lax Security
Rail labor representatives had a sobering message for Congress this week: improve rail security or risk a deadly train bombing like Madrid in America....May 10, 2004.

Senate Again Rejects Bush Overtime Takeaway
A majority of senators once again smacked down the relentless attempts by the Bush administration to deprive American workers from their right to earn overtime....May 10, 2004.

Nursing Home Workers Win IBEW Representation
More than 100 workers at Lemont Rehabilitation Center in Illinois will have a voice on the job with Local 15, Downers Grove, following a long campaign that ended with a decisive vote in late April....May 6, 2004.

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