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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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    Labor Union Membership

    Panelists talked about labor union membership and why members choose to leave their unions. Panelist included teachers, former union members, and right-to-work activists, who discussed…

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    Labor Unions

    Amanda Becker talked about the Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn that in certain cases public service unions could not collect fees from those who do not want to pay them. She…

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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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    Supreme Court Decision on Union Dues

    New York Times reporter Steven Greenhouse spoke by phone about the Supreme Court’s decision in Harris v. Quinn, which allows some to opt-out of paying union dues.

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    Panel Discussion on Low-Wage Workers

    Panelists, including fast food workers, labor journalists, and community organizers, talked about organizing low-wage workers in the struggle for a living wage. This discussion was…

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    Unionizing Student Athletes

    Witnesses testified at a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing on the consequences of unionizing student athletes. On April 25, 2014, student athletes at Northwestern…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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