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    Book Discussion on The Servant Economy

    Jeff Faux, founding president of the Economic Policy Institute, predicts a dark future for the middle class in the U.S. He says that by the mid-2020s, American workers would see a…

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    Jobs and the U.S. Economy

    Panelists talked about the state of the economy, unemployment, economic stimulus programs, and the outlook for job growth. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) joined the closing portion of the…

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    Presidential Labor Day Remarks

    President Obama spoke at a Labor Day picnic hosted by the ALF-CIO in Cincinnati, Ohio. He said that benefits like paid leave, minimum wage and Social Security “all bear the union…

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    Legacy of Martin Luther King

    Civil rights and labor leaders spoke about the work and legacy of Martin Luther King in regard to civil and labor rights.
    This program was part of a a symposium focusing on jobs, social…

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    AFL-CIO Update on Jobs and the Economy

    At the AFL-CIO’s annual Labor Day event, Richard Trumka outlined a plan for increasing employment and he labor group’s plans to influence the political process. In his…

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    Building and Construction Trades Department National Conference

    The Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO held its annual national legislative conference. Speakers at the opening plenary session included Vice President Joe…

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    Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 1

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress. They both said they were hopeful a final…

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    Social Justice Issues

    The AFL-CIO and King Center hosted a symposium focusing on jobs, social justice and Martin Luther King vision of the American dream. This portion of the event involved a panel…

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    Book Discussion on America the Possible

    James Gustave Speth talked about his book, America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy, in which he argues that building a democratic and ecologically sustainable economic system will…

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    Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 2

    Supporters of immigration reform talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress, the path to citizenship for immigrants, and the DREAM Act.
    “Immigration…

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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum

    The AFL-CIO “Working Families Vote” forum for Democratic presidential candidates was held at Soldier Field in Chicago. The event, shown the previous evening on MSNBC, was…

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    U.S. and European Economy

    Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and Matthias Machnig, minister of economy for the German Federal State of Thuringia, discussed the U.S. and…

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    Richard Trumka Remarks

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka presented an economic agenda with suggestions for President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address. 

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    U.N. Intervention in Somalia

    Ambassador Oakley spoke to reporters about the background of events in Somalia.

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    Union Issues

    President Ronald Reagan spoke before members of the AFL/CIO about the federal budget.

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    Reagan Address to AFL-CIO

    President Reagan addressed a meeting of AFL-CIO members.

    It was while leaving this speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel that President Reagan was shot by John Hinckley,…

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    AFL-CIO Turn Around America Rally

    AFL-CIO leaders and officials addressed union representatives during a rally for Sen. Obama. Topics included labor issues and Sen. Obama’s positions on them.

    AFL-CIO…

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    Labor Day Briefing

    Richard Trumka and others spoke to reporters and answered questions at the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day briefing. They talked about the labor movement’s political strategy for the…

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    The Growing U.S. Trade Deficit

    The AFL-CIO and U.S. Business and Industry Council held a day-long conference on America’s growing trade deficit, “Trade Summit 2006: Crisis and Opportunity.” The first…

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    Florida Election Rally

    The AFL-CIO held a rally in support of a ballot recount in the Florida election for president.

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