- Making News: Teamsters and SEIU to Bolt AFL-CIO
Four unions, representing almost a third of organized labor, have boycotted this week's meeting of the AFL-CIO--and starting at this hour, they're pulling out altogether. Dirk Johnson, Chicago Bureau Chief for Newsweek magazine, says that a demand for union decentralization is one of the major points of contention.
- Reporter's Notebook: Discovery Shuttle to Launch Despite Fuel Glitch
Two weeks ago, the Space Shuttle Discovery was grounded when one of its four hydrogen fuel sensors failed to operate properly. Even though the cause of the problem has not been found, NASA will waive its rule that all sensors be working and go ahead with tomorrow's planned launch. Michael Cabbage is Aerospace Editor of the Orlando Sentinel and co-author of Comm Check-: the Final Flight of the Shuttle Columbia.
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