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    Book Discussion on The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

    Miriam Pawel talked about her book, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography, in which she chronicles the life and activism of United Farm Workers co-founder and president Cesar…

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    2014 Economy Summit, Richard Trumka

    Richard Trumka was interviewed at The Atlantic’s the third annual Economy Summit. He talked about labor unions, the U.S. trade agenda, collective bargaining rights, and the state of…

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    Union Issues and Education Policy

    Randi Weingarten talked about issues facing organized labor and teachers unions in 2014. Topics included implementation of Common Core educational standards, teacher testing and assessment,…

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Senator Bob Corker

    Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) talked with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. Topics included civil unrest in…

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    Labor Union Issues

    Mary Kay Henry talked about issues facing labor unions such as her Service Employees International Union and the workers they represent. Topics included the minimum wage, health care,…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on "Should College Athletes Be Allowed to Unionize?", divided between those who support or oppose it. 

    Ramogi Huma, president of the College…

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    Ramogi Huma on College Football Players Union

    Ramogi Huma, president of the College Athletes Players Association, talked by telephone about the effort led by a former Northwestern University football player to petition the regional…

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    David Haugh on College Football Players Union

    David Haugh talked by telephone about his January 28, 2014, Chicago Tribune column titled “Arguments for NCAA Football Union Walk Fine Line,” which reacts to the unionization…

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    Labor Union Reaction to State of the Union Address

    AFL-CIO Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee talked about labor union reactions to President Obama’s State of the Union Address agenda. Topics included collective bargaining, wages,…

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    Harris v. Quinn Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court head oral argument in Harris v. Quinn, about whether a state may, consistent with the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, compel…

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    Economy and Labor Unions

    Richard Trumka was interviewed as part of Politico’s Playbook Breakfast series. He focused on the economy, jobs, and helping those struggling with income inequality. He also…

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    Mary Kay Henry on Issues Facing Labor Unions

    Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Mary Kay Henry talked about top issues facing labor unions like SEIU and the workers they represent, including health care,…

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    AFL-CIO Agenda

    Richard Trumka talked about the AFL-CIO agenda with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. He answered questions…

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    Book TV on Labor and Unions

    A collection of segments from Book TV programs featured author talks about labor and unions.
    The following are the programs that appear in this block.
    The Civil War in U.S. Labor: Birth of a…

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    National Labor Relations Board Confirmation Hearing

    The Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee considered the nominations of Kent Hirozawa and Nancy Schiffer to the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB). The nominees answered…

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    Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta

    Civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, talked about how they fought to improve working…

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    National Labor Relations Board Nominations Hearing

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a nominations hearing for five National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) members, including Mark Gaston Pearce for NLRB…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Would you rather have comp time or overtime pay?” The House of Representatives the previous week passed the…

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    Book Discussion on Bargaining with Baseball

    William B. Gould IV talked about his book, Bargaining with Baseball: Labor Relations in an Age of Prosperous Turmoil, in which he talks about the history of player-owner relations in…

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    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Remembered

    Kevin Baker spoke with four descendants of garment workers employed at New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. They talked about the March 25, 1911 factory fire and about…

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