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    National Summit on Rasing Wages, Part 2

    Panelists talked about ways to lessen income inequality and increase wages. Topics included the relationship between raising wages and collective bargaining, and the impact of raising…

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    National Summit on Raising Wages, Part 1

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez spoke about raising wages and the U.S. economy. They both called for raising the minimum wage and other reforms such as…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders at Labor Day Event

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester, New Hampshire. He talked about the the…

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    Immigration Workers Panel Discussion

    Immigrants shared their stories about working without the legal rights of citizens and allegations of abuses at the hands of their employers. Richard Trumka argued there were economic…

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    Immigration and Deportation Policy

    To mark the June 27, 2013, one-year anniversary of the Senate passing immigration reform, the AFL-CIO hosted a forum on the economic and humanitarian impact of inaction on the issue in the…

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    Book Discussion on So Much To Do

    Richard Ravitch talked about his book, So Much to Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises, in which he chronicles his life as a public servant and discusses…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    AFL-CIO 2009 Convention

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumpka made his acceptance speech for his election at the 2009 AFL-CIO Convention. He urged Congress to include a public option in health insurance…

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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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