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  • Democratic Press Call on Unemployment Insurance
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    Democratic Press Call on Unemployment Insurance

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    Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) held a conference call with members of the press to talk about the expiration of the extended unemployment insurance.…

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  • Robert Reich Remarks on Job Creation
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    Robert Reich Remarks on Job Creation

    Robert Reich talked about job creation. In his speech he criticized the push to cut the deficit and said unemployment is a bigger crisis and and what lawmakers should be focused on. He also noted…

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  • Jobs and the Economy
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    Jobs and the Economy

    Robert Reich talked about his belief that despite the unemployment rate in March remained at 9.7% and the U.S. economy added 162, 000 thousand jobs, the jobs picture actually still looks bleak. In a…

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  • Minimum Wage
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    Minimum Wage

    Secretary Reich spoke about the need to raise the minimum wage in order to help the 10 million citizens who hold minimum-wage jobs. He also criticized Republicans for trying to exclude many…

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  • Workforce Development
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    Workforce Development

    Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Reich spoke about job creation, workforce development, retraining workers for new jobs, the state of the economy, and the impact of globalization. They also talked…

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  • emThe Future of Successem
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    The Future of Success

    Mr. Reich discussed his book The Future of Success, published by Knopf, which analyzes the new economy and its impact on Americans' work and personal lives. He asserts that the fast pace of…

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  • Workers and the US Economy
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    Workers and the U.S. Economy

    Former Secretary of Labor Reich talked about whether U.S. companies and the government are meeting the needs of American workers. Mr. Reich talked about the interaction between economics…

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  • Secretary Reich Tribute
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    Secretary Reich Tribute

    Friends and colleagues paid tribute to the outgoing Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich. They talked about his efforts to reform the department, his concern for his employees and all U.S.…

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  • Labor Department Farewell
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    Labor Department Farewell

    In a town hall-style meeting, Secretary Reich said farewell to Department of Labor employees. He announced that he would resign in order to spend more time with his family in Boston, but…

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  • Minimum Wage
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    Minimum Wage

    Democratic leaders briefed reporters on how the implementation of the minimum wage increase would help those who are currently earning the minimum wage. Today the minimum wage increased .50…

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  • US Labor Policy
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    U.S. Labor Policy

    In his fourth annual speech on the status of the U.S. labor force around Labor Day, Secretary Reich spoke about future developments in the U.S. economy and the labor force in particular. He…

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  • AFLCIO Caucus Meeting
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    AFL-CIO Caucus Meeting

    More than 800 Democratic delegates from various labor unions gathered at a pre-convention caucus meeting to hear about their agenda for the Democratic Convention. In his remarks, Vice President…

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  • Fair Labor Practices
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    Fair Labor Practices

    President Clinton talked with reporters about an effort by business leaders to promote fair labor practices in their factories. He answered questions from the press about the trade…

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  • International Child Labor
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    International Child Labor

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the problem of international child labor. They testified about the large dimensions of the problem, the major industries in which it occurs and…

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  • Minimum Wage Issues
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    Minimum Wage Issues

    Participants spoke with reporters about progress in the minimum wage issue, including the Bond amendment to be offered in the Senate by Republicans, which would allow small businesses…

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  • Washington Thursday Journal
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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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  • US Economy
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    U.S. Economy

    Administration officials talked with reporters about employment and the economy. The latest job figures were released today.

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  • Renewing the Social Contract
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    Renewing the Social Contract

    Panelists discussed the growing economic anxiety among most citizens due to stagnant wages, layoffs and the rising cost of employee benefits in contrast to the overall performance of the…

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  • Washington Thursday Journal
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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning papers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

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  • Garment Industry Labor Practices
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    Garment Industry Labor Practices

    Secretary Reich spoke about the problem of labor law violations within the garment industry. Many manufacturers are importing laborers and paying them below minimum wage to work in…

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