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Voter frustration makes for tumultuous GOP primary

The American people, a small slice of them, have spoken, and they are none too pleased. The rest are yet to be heard, as the men who would be president march West, to caucuses Saturday in Nevada, where the unemployment rate is 13 percent, and then to Colorado and Minnesota on Tuesday. Read more at … Read more »

Florida 2012 Republican primary: 5 takeaways

This time, Florida saved Mitt Romney. After losing the state in 2008, the resurgent front-runner rose off the mat from his South Carolina loss to rout Newt Gingrich on Tuesday after a bloody battle. Read POLITICO’s five takeaways HERE.

Transportation bills: House and Senate versions have major differences

With two months remaining to get a long-term surface transportation bill done, the House and Senate are racing this week to mark up several portions of their dueling legislation. And though the process is just beginning, there are already major rifts between the chambers. Read more at POLITICO. 

VIDEO: IUPAT Rep Speaks Out on SC Governor’s Plan for Anti-Union Laws

Statement by IUPAT General President James Williams on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address

Statement by IUPAT General President James Williams on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address On Tuesday night, President Obama said that it was time to do “some nation-building right here at home.”  That one statement rang resoundingly in the ears of hundreds of thousands of unemployed construction workers who have, for far too … Read more »

Barack Obama and Blue-Collar Pennsylvania Voters: Take 2

President Barack Obama lost white working-class voters in this Rust Belt state during the 2008 Democratic primary, after describing them as bitter people who “cling” to God and guns. He didn’t do much better with them in the general election. Read more at POLITICO.

Unions and Young People: A Winning Combination for 2012?

In the wake of a significant electoral victory in Ohio Tuesday, unions and their supporters are energized and eager to flex their newly honed political muscles. But the path to greater electoral clout in 2012 could lie in a partnership with young voters and followers of the Occupy movement. Read more at The Atlantic.

Proud Members of the IUPAT are Featured on Today’s Edition of The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Proud members of the IUPAT are featured on today’s edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  We’re in town in force to make certain we win the vote to protect the collective bargaining rights of our fellow union members! See it HERE.

Unions Target New Ohio Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Labor unions are making their biggest campaign stand of 2011 in Ohio, hoping to steal momentum from efforts nationally to scale back union rights by decisively defeating a law here limiting public-employee bargaining. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

Ohio: IUPAT vows to get out the NO vote on Issue 2

IUPAT vows to get out the NO vote on Issue 2 This past week, Jim Watroba, business manager for IUPAT District Council 6, joined Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga and IUPAT members for a tele town hall meeting to discuss the need to vote NO on Issue 2/SB5 either now, through early voting, or on … Read more »