Table: Blue-Collar Outreach
Cheney is working with Teamsters President Hoffa to sell the Administration's energy plan as a job-creator for union members.
MAN OF STEEL
Bush sided with the steel industry--and the United Steel Workers--in a global trade dispute over cheap steel imports. It could pay dividends in swing states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
TALKING TO JOE SIX-PACK
The White House believes that AFL-CIO brass are hopelessly tied to the Democrats. But Bushies think that rank-and-file unionists are not nearly as liberal, particularly on social issues. Working with the NRA and other groups, they hope to peel off union members by appealing to them on issues such as guns and abortion.