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Members of Communications Workers of America Local 7304 welcomed Vice President Joe Biden and members of the administration's "Middle Class Task Force" for a town hall meeting Thursday at their workplace -- the New Flyer Bus Co. plant.
Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the New Flyer Bus Co. on Thursday will showcase how the U.S. economy can be revitalized with new, "green" technologies. But it also can be an opportunity to highlight another of the Obama administration's priorities -- the Employee Free Choice Act.
Nellie Stone Johnson, who broke new ground in every endeavor she undertook - politics, civil rights, union organizing - died Tuesday at age 96. Her legacy lives on among the many people her work benefited: the hotel worker who is treated with respect and dignity on the job, the women and people of color who hold public office, the youngster who dreams of being anything she can be.