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  • 2012 Elections and Workforce Issues
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    2012 Elections and Workforce Issues

    James Hoffa talked about labor issues and the 2012 elections, and the government’s role in advancing the U.S. workforce. He said that labor was under attack and the the 2012 elections wouldl decide the fate of…

  • 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…

  • Highway Safety
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    Highway Safety

    James Hoffa talked about the Teamsters' opposition to a Transportation Department program. He said the Teamsters were calling for Transportation Secretary Mary Peters to be fired for…

  • Labor Movement Issues
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    Labor Movement Issues

    Leaders of five of the largest AFL-CIO unions announced the creation of the Change to Win Coalition, a new multi-union organization to rebuild the American labor movement and address its…

  • Democratic National Convention Day 2 Afternoon
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    Democratic National Convention, Day 2 Afternoon

    On the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA, party officials, elected representatives, and delegates approved the party platform and talked about the Democratic party…

  • Gephardt Campaign Event
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    Gephardt Campaign Event

    Steelworkers held a “get-out-the-vote” rally for Representative Gephardt at which various labor leaders spoke. Representative Gephardt spoke, focusing on healthcare, jobs, and international…

  • Gephardt Campaign Rally
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    Gephardt Campaign Rally

    Rep. Gephardt received the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Following introductory speeches, he thanked the teamsters for their support and talked about his…

  • Homeland Security
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    Homeland Security

    A group of labor union leaders were at the White House to meet with Homeland Security director Ridge about the proposal for a Department of Homeland Security. They answered questions from…

  • Airline Industry Stimulus Bill Part 1
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    Airline Industry Stimulus Bill, Part 1

    Airline executives testified about the effect of the terrorist attacks on their industry and requested financial aid from the federal government.

  • Energy Security Act
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    Energy Security Act

    Participants talked to reporters about energy legislation being considered by Congress. Among the issues they addressed were expanding energy resources, environmental concerns, and…

  • Future of the Teamsters Union
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    Future of the Teamsters Union

    Mr. Hoffa talked about the future of unions in the United States and his efforts to strengthen the Teamsters Union. Topics included federal labor policy, the need for members to vote in…

  • Labor Secretary SwearingIn
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    Labor Secretary Swearing-In

    In a ceremony at the Department of Labor, Secretary Chao took the oath of office.

  • Reception for James P Hoffa
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    Reception for James P. Hoffa

    Mr. Hoffa talked about the benefit of cooperation and bipartisanship in policy making and thanked Republican leaders for the reception in his honor.

  • Transportation Trades Department Convention
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    Transportation Trades Department Convention

    Labor leaders and legislators spoke about the need for solidarity in fighting for working class concerns. Among the issues discussed were trade issues, health care, passing worker-friendly…

  • Nader Campaign News Conference
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    Nader Campaign News Conference

    Mr. Nader and Mr. Hoffa spoke to reporters about Mr. Nader’s campaign for the Green Party’s presidential nomination. While Mr. Hoffa did not specifically endorse Mr. Nader, he said that he…

  • Teamsters State of the Union Address
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    Teamsters' State of the Union Address

    Mr. Hoffa spoke about the strength to the Teamsters Union, its recent activities and its commitment to supporting labor causes. He also called for better enforcement of labor laws and talked…

  • Rally Against Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China
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    Rally Against Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China

    Union leaders and others urged Congress not to enact legislation granting China permanent normal trade relations, saying that such a status would take American jobs, do nothing to curb…

  • Rally and March for Global Justice
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    Rally and March for Global Justice

    Activists and union leaders met before a march to protest the World Trade Organization. They said that the protest was designed to peacefully interrupt the conference in order to protest…

  • Teamsters President News Conference
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    Teamsters President News Conference

    Mr. Hoffa talked with reporters about his elections as the president of the Teamsters Union and how he hopes to lead the union. He discussed the finances for the union and how they need to…

  • Impeachment Inquiry and Teamsters Election
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    Impeachment Inquiry and Teamsters' Election

    Senator Lott talked about the Senate’s role in the impeachment process. Mr. Hoffa spoke about his win of the presidency of the teamsters and what he plans to do to move the union into the…

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