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RCP: A Tale of Two Conventions

The political conventions are (finally) over, and with that the general election (finally, or at least officially) begins in earnest. In the next few days we’ll be subjected to endless analyses of what went right, what went wrong, and what was a wash. Most of these will reflect highly subjective impressions of analysts who have … Read more »

The Hill: Yes, we are better off than four years ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the Democratic convention gets under way, here in Charlotte and across the nation, there’s only one question that counts for voters: Are you better off today than you were four years ago? Read why we ARE better off at The Hill.

NYT: Anatomy of a Speech: Bill Clinton

Convention speeches are multipurpose: excite the base, introduce the ticket, attack the opponent, establish the platform and fit into a tightly scripted schedule. The Times is breaking down key speeches from the Democratic National Convention, checking them for accuracy and adding context. See the analysis at The New York Times.

POLITICO: Why unions matter more than ever

They say there was a time and place for unions — but that has passed. They cite the fact that union membership in the U.S. stands at less than 12 percent. They cite the Wisconsin recall, the passage of right-to-work laws in Indiana and the 2012 Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte, N.C., a … Read more »

Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon – A Salute to the American Worker 2012

This Labor Day, eight of America’s hardest working union members will be honored for their community spirit, volunteerism and love of the great outdoors during the 2nd annual Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day marathon airing on Sportsman Channel from 1-5 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 3. Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon – A Salute to the … Read more »

What Does Mitt Romney Think of Unions?

Take a look at this –

Romney Economics: The Infomercial – RomneyEconomics.com

IUPAT Restores Famed Lighthouse at Peggys Cove in Nova Scotia

CTV reports that painters from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 39 (Atlantic Provinces, Canada) are working to restore Nova Scotia’s “most iconic lighthouse” on Peggys Cove.  The men and women of the IUPAT stepped in when federal and local governments couldn’t agree on who was responsible for the landmark’s upkeep. … Read more »

National Week of Action Begins at Costco Stores

Students, activists and working people stand in support of Palermo’s Pizza workers (Washington DC, Aug 27) Beginning today, community activists and workers in more than 20 cities will be participating in national week of action this weekend outside Costco stores. At stores across the country, events will inform Costco customers of the worker abuses at Palermo’s Pizza … Read more »

IUPAT Shoot Raises $21,000 to Support USA’s Conservation Mission

Nearly 60 shooters attended the 1st Annual IUPAT Northern Ohio Sporting Clays Shoot on July 21 at the Hill’n Dale Club in Medina, OH. Sponsored by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), the Northern Ohio Shoot raised $21,000 to help support the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) conservation mission. Garnering significant support from … Read more »