September 28, 2012 |
Their ranks may be constantly shrinking and their bargaining methods under fire from governors across the country, but labor unions seem still determined to play a big role in this election, though a slightly different role than they played in the past. The AFL-CIO is sending out mailers targeting Republican candidates in six elections across the country. The Amalgamated Transit Union is registering voters at public transit stops and bringing them to the polls in Ohio. Even Nevada's Culinary Union, which had threatened to sit out the election, has decided to work on behalf of Democrats.
March 29, 2004 |
The Whitney Young Middle School faculty was nothing if not polite when Education Secretary Rod Paige stopped by recently on a two-state trip to pitch President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act. But Susan Wander, the seventh-grade social studies teacher whose class was the first visited by Paige, said the educators were merely trying to be "good soldiers" -- and trying to avoid criticizing a distinguished visitor in front of the students.
May 11, 1995 |
Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary, echoing the reaction in the corridors of three government agencies, said Wednesday that the House Republican proposal to abolish her department represents "a dismally limited look" at what the agency does. "It fails to recognize the value of our work in applied and basic science," she said. Many of the department's functions would be retained at reduced levels in other government agencies--levels that she said would be dangerously low.
November 12, 2002 |
Hewlett-Packard Co. President Michael Capellas said Monday that he will resign his post, walking away from the newly merged computer maker with nearly $14 million in bonuses and heading into speculation that he may land the top job at troubled telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. Capellas, the 48-year-old former chief executive of Compaq Computer Corp. who helped engineer its merger with Palo Alto-based HP, won't be replaced when he steps down Dec. 1, according to company officials.
September 17, 1985 |
In Pittsburgh, the city school district has spent $250,000 for large vans that will be parked on the street outside parochial schools and used as classrooms. In Minneapolis, the school system will bus children from 30 parochial schools to two vacant public schools where they will be taught one class for 45 minutes each day. In Los Angeles, officials are considering plans to move teaching bungalows off the playgrounds of parochial schools and onto lots across the street.
July 2, 2003 |
BOSTON -- He wears sandals and the rough, brown robes of an order committed to serving the poor. He often invites visitors to call him by his first name, Sean. The new archbishop of Boston also speaks a half-dozen languages and, in his first official remarks here Tuesday, quoted comfortably from Jesus Christ, St. Francis of Assisi and "A Prairie Home Companion."