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October 2004

Press Release: Lucent Technologies and the CWA and IBEW agree to extend negotiations one week ...October 29, 2004.

Press Release: FCC Consent Decree Allows Comcast to Buy Its Way Out of Penalties, Unions Charge ...October 22, 2004.

AFL-CIO Releases Wisconsin Job Export Report
Heidi Miller probably never expected to be holding a press conference. A machinist at Trak International, a Wisconsin firm that produced telescopic work platforms for construction and the military, Miller, 45, made $40,000 per year and was saving money for the future....October 21, 2004.

Apollo Project Offers Country New Direction on Energy
While the energy bill has remained a three-year-old symbol of partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill, a group of labor and environmental groups have come together to offer the United States a new approach to fulfilling the nations energy needs....October 20, 2004.

Chinese Manufacturer Buys RCAs Corporate Icon
Theres the Coca Cola symbol and McDonalds golden arches. Theres the Levi-Strauss patch and the flags on the hood of the Chevrolet Corvette. And, then, theres the little dog...October 12, 2004.

Rail Workers: Want to Exercise Your Rights? Itll Cost You
In one of the most blatant attempts in U.S. history to suppress workers rights, the Bush administration is seeking to impose fees on workers, but not on management, to file grievances on critical issues....October 5, 2004.

IBEW Sisters Featured in AFL-CIOs America At Work
Carla Bryson and Betty LaPointe are New England IBEW activists who are leading efforts to turn out members at the polls on November 2. They are featured in the September/October issue of America At Work, the AFL-CIOs magazine....October 5, 2004.

Official Search For Local 77 Member Ends
The official search for plane carrying a Local 77 member and pillar of the Washington state labor movement was called off September 29 after nine days, though an unofficial search continues along the Alaska coast....October 4, 2004.

Comcast Under Investigation For Gifts to Baltimore City Council
Federal investigators have subpoenaed documents relating to gifts that Comcast Cablevision gave to members of Baltimores City Council....October 5, 2004.

BCTD Report Highlights ABC Disclosure Irregularities
The Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO (BCTD), is challenging state and federal regulators to investigate Associated Builders and Contractors for financial improprieties it uncovered in a recent investigation....October 4, 2004.

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