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    Education Reform and Teachers Unions

    Haley Sweetland Edwards talked about her Time Magazine story, “Rotten Apples.” The piece details a California court case, Vergara v. California, involving teacher tenure in the…

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    Teacher Unions and Campaign 2014

    Karen White talked about her National Education Association organization’s plan to spend an estimated $40 million during the 2014 midterm elections. br/ C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obams delivered his weekly address. He argued that increasing the national minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would benefit 28 million Americans and make the economy stronger.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address from Millennium Steel Services in Princeton, Indiana, where he spoke on October 3, 2014, what he had proclaimed to be National Manufacturing…

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    Book Discussion on Killing for Coal

    Thomas Andrews talked about his book, Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War, in which he looks at the 1914 Ludlow Massacre, in which members of the United Mine Workers of…

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    Highway Safety and the Trucking Industry

    Jeff Plungis talked about how the federal government and the trucking industry were addressing the issue of highway safety. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer calls on the latest jobs numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which showed the unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in September 2014. br/ Josh…

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    President Obama Town Hall Meeting

    President Obama held a town hall meeting with employees of the Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Indiana. He spoke about U.S. manufacturing and jobs, highlighting employment…

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    Role of Corporate Engagement in Youth Employment

    Thomas Donohue talked about youth unemployment and how to provide job opportunities to young people. He was followed by a panel discussion on the role of the business community in…

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    Vice President Biden on Youth Employment

    Vice President Joe Biden talked about youth employment and workforce development. He spoke about the importance of providing youth with job opportunities, especially in the areas of…

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    Youth Employment and Workforce Development

    After welcoming remarks, David Williams talked about youth employment, workforce development, and the gap between youths seeking to enter the workforce and the skills employers need. …

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    Newsmakers with Michael Podhorzer

    AFL-CIO Political Director Michael Podhorzer discussed the union organization’s role in the 2014 midterm elections. Among its issues in those campaigns were the minimum wage,…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders on Unemployment

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke about unemployment. He said the real unemployment rate was about 12 percent, and noted that African Americans needed jobs. He also said that…

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    Retirement Savings Policy

    Witnesses, including tax and retirement policy experts, talked about the gap between how much Americans were saving for retirement and savings needed after retirement. Suggested…

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    Newsmakers with Mary Kay Henry

    Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the nation’s largest union, talked by remote video from San Francisco about employment numbers, minimum…

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    August 2014 Employment Figures

    Patrice Hill talked about the jobs numbers for August 2014 released by the Labor Department the previous day, as well as the economic outlook for the rest of the year. She discussed…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines, including a line for minimum wage workers, were open for viewer commentary on the question: Should the minimum wage be raised? br/ Davie Jamieson also spoke by telephone…

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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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    President Obama Labor Day Remarks

    President Obama delivered remarks on jobs, the economy, and workers' rights during a visit to the Laborfest 2014 Labor Day celebration at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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    Right-to-Work Laws

    Mark Mix talked about “right-to-work” laws in 20 states that prohibit unions from requiring employee membership, payment of dues, or fees as a condition of employment. He…

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