Bush Just Can’t Leave Bad Enough Alone
President Bush signed a temporary spending measure today to keep the government running during his ongoing budget showdown with Congress. And he just couldn’t do it without taking another poke at supporters of health coverage for children.
AFL-CIO Blasts Top Republican Candidates Who Skipped Baltimore Debate
In June, all the Democratic presidential candidates attended the All-American Forum, where they took on tough questions about issues that mattered to people of color—and the the nation. When it came time for the Republicans to take on the same challenge, the front runners were nowhere to be found.
CWA Invites Members to Have Their Say
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has launched CWA Votes, a new interactive site involving its 700,000 members in discussion about the 2008 presidential election.
CWA also will host an innovative online poll to solicit member input on the union’s 2008 endorsement. It’s an open, democratic and exciting way to get CWA members involved in the endorsement process.
CWA sent all presidential candidates a three-question survey and posted the results at CWA Votes. Check out the candidates responses here, here and here to the questions.
Kudos to Arizona Union Leader
Rebekah Friend, executive director of the Arizona AFL-CIO, was named one of the state’s Leaders of the Year in Public Policy by the Arizona Capitol Times, the influential, insiders’ newspaper that has been covering Arizona government, politics and legislation since 1946.
The paper says Friend and the other honorees are
…outstanding examples of leadership in the public policy arena. These individuals and organizations contribute a great deal to our community, making Arizona a better place to work and live.