September 4, 2007 |
John Edwards won the endorsement of the United Steelworkers and the United Mine Workers of America as more than 1,000 union members cheered the Democratic presidential candidate at a Labor Day rally and parade in Pittsburgh. "America was not built on Wall Street. America was built by steelworkers and mine workers," Edwards told supporters. The endorsements mean that Edwards now has more than any Democratic presidential candidate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1988
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to approve the appointment of Floyd D. Clay, a labor leader and Wilmington resident, to the Board of Harbor Commissioners. Clay, business manager of Local 1437 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, succeeds Kenneth Lord, who died in December. Clay, who was nominated by Mayor Tom Bradley, will assume his post Wednesday. The five-member harbor commission sets policies for the Port of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1988
Floyd Clay, a labor leader and Wilmington resident, has been nominated by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley to a seat on the city's board of harbor commissioners as a replacement for Kenneth Lord, another labor leader who died Dec. 15. If confirmed by the City Council, Clay will continue the tradition of having a labor representative on the five-member panel, which sets policies for the Port of Los Angeles.
May 20, 2004 |
Intel Corp. shareholders spurned management's wishes Wednesday and approved an advisory proposal calling on the chip maker to expense stock options in its financial reports. The measure won only 54% of the vote, but its passage was a major victory for supporters of expensing options. Intel has led the opposition to the practice since it gained popularity after recent corporate scandals.
September 9, 2007 |
Democrat John Edwards on Saturday accused presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton of defending a lobbyist-driven political system that is "rigged against regular Americans" and that killed her plan for universal healthcare. He said no Democratic candidate could legitimately promise to change the nation without swearing off special- interest money from federal lobbyists -- which Sen. Clinton (D-N.Y.) has refused to do.
August 31, 2007 |
The International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers on Thursday endorsed Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Mike Huckabee in the presidential primaries, and Democrat John Edwards picked up the backing of the carpenters union. The Machinists union has 700,000 members and estimates that a third of the membership votes Republican. It is the first time the union has made a dual endorsement. It chose to do so this year to encourage all members to vote.