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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? Davie Jamieson also spoke by telephone about…

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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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    State of Labor Unions in the U.S.

    David Madland talked about the state of unions in the United States and their impact on wages and jobs. He described their state as “not very good,” and representing…

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    State of the Labor Market

    Victoria Stilwell talked about some of the “mixed signals” of the U.S. economy Positives included the current unemployment rate and the increase in the number of job openings,…

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    State of the U.S. Job Market

    Christopher Rugaber, speaking by phone, assessed the state of the U.S. job market. He discussed the unemployment rate, job creation, and hourly wages.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “What is your view of the current job market?” Associated Press reporter Christopher Rugaber, speaking by phone,…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Larry Bucshon (R-IN) delivered the weekly Republican address. He gave a Labor Day tribute to America’s workers and talked about Republican efforts to address the…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He wished all Americans a Happy Labor Day weekend and reaffirmed his commitment to ensure that a growing economy fuels a strong middle…

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    Labor Trends, Productivity, and Jobs

    Veronique de Rugy and Lawrence Mishel talked about the state of the America worker and examined national trends in wages and productivity as well as the overall strength of the job market.

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Richard Trumka

    Richard Trumka talked with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor. He spoke about the state of the U.S. economy, potential executive action on…

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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

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    Machine Age

    Andrew McAfee, author of, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, was interviewed by David Brooks. Topics included employees being…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) delivered the weekly Republican address from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. He talked about more than 40 jobs bills passed by the House…

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    Representative Scalise on the State of Congress

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) delivered keynote remarks to the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce. He criticized President Obama and the Democratic-controlled Senate…

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