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More than 1.4 million jobs have been offshored in the nine states where the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spending significant money to run ads attacking candidates who are fighting for American workers, Campaign Money Watch reported this week.

Proving there’s no end to the abuse of Senate rules, Alabama Republican Richard Shelby is refusing to lift his “hold” on Federal Reserve Board nominee Peter Diamond even though the acclaimed economist just won the 2010 Nobel Prize.

With less than three weeks until the Nov. 2 elections, CWAers in every district are walking neighborhoods, phoning co-workers and working to get out the vote to support candidates who support working people.

Delta flight attendants are sharing their stories of enthusiasm about having a union voice on the AFA-CWA Delta organizing website at www.deltaafa.org. Voting in the National Mediation Board election is underway and continues until 2 pm on Nov. 3.

William (“Bill”) Harwell, a longtime member and retired administrative assistant to two former CWA Secretary-Treasurers, died Oct. 13 at the age of 75.

Workers at Pagemasters, which provides editorial, layout and production services to newspapers, have joined the Canadian Media Guild, CWA/SCA. The unit has about 10 members now, but is expected to grow. Bargaining for a first contract is underway.

CWA’s customer service advocate network committee has put together an extensive program for this year’s customer service professionals conference focused on moving forward on critical issues for CWA’s growing customer service membership.

Leaders from the NAACP, CWA, religious organizations, and other members of the One Nation coalition have urged Tea Party leaders to repudiate and condemn individuals and groups who are using the movement to spread their own messages of hate and extremism.

CWA’s Next Generation Committee, with members representing each district and sector, met for two days last week on efforts to expand involvement of young workers and young leaders within CWA.

When the Chamber of Commerce was called out recently for using contributions from foreign affiliates for U.S. political campaigns, its denials were fierce.

But, of course the Chamber is using money from foreign affiliates to fund its political mission, and you can be sure that mission isn’t to help workers. The Chamber’s foreign affiliates, called AmChams, aren’t American companies doing business in foreign companies, like the Chamber wants us to believe. AmCham in China is comprised of Chinese firms like Northern Light Venture Capital, AmCham in Russia includes state run banks and AmCham in Abu Dhabi is mainly state-run oil companies.