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Volume 41, Number 4
Jul 2002 to Aug 2002

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NTL members build big test tube; D208 members send strong message; Bush and the GOP are using the war on terror to weaken workers' rights; 2002 Scholarship Winners; Good records help the steward and the local, and much, much more ...

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Bush Can't Revive The Economy By Giving More Tax Breaks To Business

Charles W. Jones, International President Emeritus

His tax cut and corporate greed weakened the economy and destroyed faith in corporations

In a two-week period in July, the U.S. stock market lost $1.41 trillion in value, as stock prices dropped an average of 20 percent. There is no better evidence that the American public has lost faith in corporate America.

It's not surprising investors have lost faith in the stock market and in corporations. Over the past nine months, one billion-dollar corporation after another has gone bankrupt after revelations that they have been grossly overstating their financial strength.

Reporter  V41N4

Good Records Help the Steward and the Local

Keeping grievance information well organized not only wins cases, it can help win good contracts

Imagine that you have three big, complicated grievance cases to be heard at step three of the procedure. You are walking down the hallway to meet with your local lodge officials, your International representative, the company human resource people, and the grievants.

Reporter  V41N4

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