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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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    House Debate on National Labor Relations Board Election Rules Resolution

    House Education and Workforce Committee Chair John Kline (R-MN), Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI), and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) debated Education and Workforce Committee…

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    Congressional Disapproval of Union Election Rules

    Melanie Trottman talked by remote video from Capitol Hill about a disapproval resolution being considered by Congress on union election rules approved by the National Labor Relations Board.

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    Labor Unions and the "Right-To-Work" Law

    Mark Mix talked about the “right-to-work” law signed the previous week that made Wisconsin the 25th state to prohibit unions from requiring workers to become members or pay dues…

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    Debate on Public Employee Unions

    Daniel DiSalvo and Michael McCann debated the issue of public sector labor unions. Professor DiSalvo is the author of Government Against Itself: Public Union Power & its Consequences,…

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    Minimum Wage and the State of Labor Unions

    Richard Trumka talked about the AFL-CIO’s recent wage summit and the broader issue of the minimum wage. He also reacted to President Obama’s State of the Union address and…

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    Conservative Labor Reforms

    Representative Todd Rokita (R-IN) outlined legislation he sponsored, the Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees (RAISE) Act. It would allow employers to give…

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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. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo…

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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 and responded to questions at a “Monitor Breakfast” hosted by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. He spoke about…

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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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