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    Communicators with Christopher Shelton

    Christopher Shelton, president of the Communications Workers of America, talked about the tentative strike settlement between CWA workers and Verizon. Almost 40,000 workers walked off the…

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    Book Discussion on Playing Against the House

    James Walsh talked about his book Playing Against the House: The Dramatic World of an Undercover Union Organizer. Mr. Walsh worked undercover as a “salt” at a Florida…

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    Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that could end the practice of nonunion public employees paying fees to unions. A…

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    Future of Labor Unions

    Mark Mix and David Madland talked about the role of labor unions in the U.S., as well as an upcoming Supreme Court ruling in a case challenging mandatory union fees. They responded to…

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    Government Employee Unions

    Legal scholars talked about the issues in question in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, on which the U.S. Supreme Court was to hear oral argument January 11, 2016. The labor…

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    Future of the Labor Economy

    Nicholas Jackson talked about his cover story in the Pacific Standard on the future of the labor economy. This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting…

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    Delano Grape Strike

    Lorraine Agtang, who participated in the 1965 Delano Grape Strike as a member of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, joined a panel discussion on the strike and its legacy, as…

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    Farm Worker Movement

    Dolores Huerta delivered remarks on the history of the Farm Workers Movement. Following her remarks, panelists talked about the movement’s legacy and activist Cesar Chavez.

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    President Obama at White House Summit on Worker Voice

    President Obama spoke at the White House Summit on Worker Voice, organized to give unions, organizers, and some businesses a platform to discuss wages and other issues. He responded to…

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    President Obama Remarks at White House Summit on Worker Voice

    President Obama gave a keynote address at the White House Summit on Worker Voice, organized to give unions, organizers, and some businesses a platform to discuss wages and other issues.

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    President Obama at Labor Day Breakfast

    President Obama spoke at the Greater Boston Labor Council Labor Day Breakfast at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. President Obama announced a new executive order requiring federal…

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    Vice President Biden Remarks in Pittsburgh

    Vice President Joe Biden donned a United Steel Workers cap as he spoke to union members before participating in the Alleghany County Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh. He was seen…

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    Vice President Biden Remarks to United Steelworkers

    Vice President Joe Biden gave a Labor Day address to the United Steelworkers in the lobby of their international headquarters building in Pittsburgh. 

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    George Meany on the Taft Hartley Act and 1952 Presidential Election

    George Meany, secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), appeared on the “Longines Chronoscope” interview program. He talked about his stance on the…

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    Voluntary Labor Union Dues

    Wisconsin state officials and policy experts talked about how voluntary union dues have affected the state. They also spoke about Americans' attitudes toward voluntary union dues.

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Richard Trumka

    Richard Trumka spoke with reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel. He discussed the state of the labor movement, including worker safety and…

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and responded to questions on her party’s legislative agenda. She talked about the trade bills expected on the House…

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    U.S. Trade Policy and Labor Unions

    Leo Gerard talked about the reaction of unions to Obama administration efforts to secure “fast track” authority that would expedite deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership…

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    President Obama Signs Memorandum of Disapproval of S.J. Res. 8

    President Obama made comments as he signed a memorandum of disapproval of S.J. Res. 8, congressional resolution that would overturn new National Labor Relations Board union voting…

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    Union Membership

    Michael Horrigan and Lydia DePillis talked about a report on private and public sector union membership rates, which showed union membership fell about 20 percent between 1983 and 2014.…

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