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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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