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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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  • LaborManagement Relations
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    Labor-Management Relations

    Representatives of labor and management and Secretary Herman talked about the state of labor-management relations in the U.S. and the role of collective bargaining in settling disputes.…

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  • Chinese President Protest Rally
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    Chinese President Protest Rally

    Protestors gathered in Lafayette Park across from the White House to protest the visit of Chinese President Jiang. Representatives from labor, human rights groups and religious…

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  • American Government Crisis in Confidence
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    American Government: Crisis in Confidence

    Panelists discussed public attitudes toward government, which was moderated by Ms. Woodruff. Mr. Hart and Mr. Teeter presented results from a survey before the discussion. Following the…

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  • Climate Change Policy and US Economy
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    Climate Change Policy and U.S. Economy

    Deputy Secretary Summers and other economic experts discussed the impact of climate policy on the U.S. economy. They examined various economic incentives to reduce carbon emissions and how…

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  • Effects of NAFTA
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    Effects of NAFTA

    Rep. Gephardt addressed the biennial convention of the AFL-CIO. He talked about the impact of NAFTA on American laborers and workers' rights. Rep. Gephardt also expressed his thanks for all…

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  • John Sweeney Tribute
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    John Sweeney Tribute

    Reps. Sanchez, Waters and Gephardt paid tribute to John Sweeney for his efforts to increase the political influence of the AFL-CIO and the labor movement as a whole. They also criticized…

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  • Labor and Business Perspective
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    Labor and Business Perspective

    Participants spoke about the need to distribute the benefits of U.S. economic growth more evenly among the labor force during a conference called "Restoring Broadly Shared Prosperity". Ms. Herman…

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  • Union Organizing Issues
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    Union Organizing Issues

    Vice President Gore addressed a union rally on organizing, which was an event prior to the opening of the AFL-CIO’s biennial convention. Mr. Sweeney and Mr. McEntee introduced the vice…

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  • AFLCIO Media Campaign
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    AFL-CIO Media Campaign

    Mr. Sweeney announced a public relations campaign launched by the AFL-CIO aimed at enhancing the image of unions and membership increase. The campaign will feature television commercials…

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  • Labor Issues
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    Labor Issues

    Sen. Daschle addressed the biennial convention of the AFL-CIO and was introduced by Mr. Sweeney. Sen. Daschle congratulated the members on a great year and on reestablishing the AFL-CIO as…

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  • Labor Issues
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    Labor Issues

    Secretary Herman spoke to the biennial AFL-CIO convention. She stressed the importance of concerted action by the labor movement to insure that workers share more broadly in economic…

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  • Welfare Reform Implementation
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    Welfare Reform Implementation

    After meeting with President Clinton, labor leaders talked about the contents of their meeting. The said that the meeting focused on welfare reform implementation, especially what types of…

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  • Labor Issues
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    Labor Issues

    Mr. Sweeney addressed the biennial AFL-CIO convention. He welcomed new members of the organization and celebrated the contributions of those who led the AFL-CIO in the past. Mr. Sweeney…

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  • Labor Issues
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    Labor Issues

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