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  • AFLCIO Turn Around America Rally
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    AFL-CIO Turn Around America Rally

    AFL-CIO leaders and officials addressed union representatives during a rally for Sen. Obama. Topics included labor issues and Sen. Obama’s positions on them. AFL-CIO Turn Around America…

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  • Hispanic Public Policy Conference
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    Hispanic Public Policy Conference

    At a Congressional Hispanic Caucus public policy conference, participants talked about minority and labor issues. Among the topics they addressed were immigration, union organizing in the…

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  • Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum
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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum

    The AFL-CIO “Working Families Vote” forum for Democratic presidential candidates was held at Soldier Field in Chicago. The event, shown the previous evening on MSNBC, was moderated by Keith…

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  • Labor Rally
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    Labor Rally

    Labor leaders held a rally on the National Mall calling for workers rights, increases in the federal minimum wage, health care benefits, and fair labor standards.

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  • Labor Issues and Midterm Elections
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    Labor Issues and Midterm Elections

    Mr. Sweeney held an annual Labor Day press conference to talk about labor issues and announce a major political effort to mobilize voters, target competitive campaign races, and bring labor…

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  • Jobs and the Economy
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    Jobs and the Economy

    Mr. Sweeney talked about the state of the job market, the U.S. economy, and future of the labor movement. In his remarks he outlined the recent decline in the quality of U.S. jobs and the…

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  • Labor Day Economic Survey
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    Labor Day Economic Survey

    On the eve of the annual Labor Day vacation period, labor officials spoke to reporters about the nation’s workforce and the state of the economy. Among the issues they addressed were…

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  • Organized Labor
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    Organized Labor

    Mr. Sweeney talked about the future of the labor movement, his reelection last week as president of the AFL-CIO, and the challenge to his leadership caused by the decision by six union…

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  • AFLCIO President Remarks
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    AFL-CIO President Remarks

    Mr. Sweeney spoke to union members about the future of the labor movement, reorganizing and revitalizing the place of unions in the political and business worlds, and the need to find a…

    14 views
  • Making the Global Economy Work
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    Making the Global Economy Work

    Mr. Sweeney talked about working families and the global economy. He called for better labor organizing in developing countries and said future treaties should address workers rights. He also…

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  • 2004 Election Review
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    2004 Election Review

    Union leaders spoke to reporters about the election results. They evaluated union organization and get out the vote efforts and spoke about the labor policies of a number of candidates. The…

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  • 2004 Election Review
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    2004 Election Review

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  • Labor Issues and the Economy
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    Labor Issues and the Economy

    Labor union representatives discussed a number of workers' issues, including the upcoming presidential election, healthcare, and the economy. Mr. Sweeney criticized President Bush for the…

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  • Labor Issues
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    Labor Issues

    Mr. Sweeney spoke to political scientists on the topic, "Can We Be a Democracy If Democracy Ends at the Workplace Door?", focusing on policy and laws that harm workers and prevent union…

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  • Labor Issues
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    Labor Issues

    Mr. Sweeny talked about the role of labor unions in the political process and the 2004 presidential campaign. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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  • Labor Day Roundtable on Jobs  the Economy
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    Labor Day Roundtable on Jobs & the Economy

    Mr. Sweeny and Mr. Trumka spoke to labor leaders about the state of the economy and the job market. Among the topics they addressed were union organization, the impact of tax cuts on…

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  • Labor and the Bush Administration
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    Labor and the Bush Administration

    Mr. Sweeney talked about labor’s concerns with Bush administration policies and responded to viewer comments and questions.

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  • Employment and the Manufacturing Industry
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    Employment and the Manufacturing Industry

    Legislators and labor leaders spoke about the state of the economy, economic stimulus proposals to create jobs, and the agenda for the union movement. They also talked about effective…

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  • 2002 Election Results
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    2002 Election Results

    Labor leaders spoke about the results of the 2002 midterm elections, labor’s impact on the elections, and what the result could mean for the labor movement. Following their remarks they…

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  • Steel Industry Rally Part 1
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    Steel Industry Rally Part 1

    Members of Congress from steel-producing states, union representatives and others rallied in support of tariffs on foreign steel imports, asking President Bush to save the U.S. steel…

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