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  • Democratic Lawmakers Speak at AFLCIO Rally to End Government Shutdown
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    AFL-CIO Rally to End the Government Shutdown

    Congressional Democrats, including House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) and Senators Mark Warner (VA), Chris Van Hollen (MD), and Ben Cardin (MD), participated in a rally held by the…

  • National Summit on Rasing Wages Part 2
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    National Summit on Rasing Wages, Part 2

    Panelists talked about ways to lessen income inequality and increase wages. Topics included the relationship between raising wages and collective bargaining, and the impact of raising wages on…

  • AFLCIO President on Immigration
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    Immigration and Deportation Policy

    To mark the June 27, 2013, one-year anniversary of the Senate passing immigration reform, the AFL-CIO hosted a forum on the economic and humanitarian impact of inaction on the issue in the…

  • emSo Much To Doem
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    So Much To Do

    Richard Ravitch talked about his book, So Much to Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises, in which he chronicles his life as a public servant and discusses what he did to…

  • US and European Economy
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    U.S. and European Economy

    Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and Matthias Machnig, minister of economy for the German Federal State of Thuringia, discussed the U.S. and European economies and their…

  • Legacy of Martin Luther King
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    Legacy of Martin Luther King

    Civil rights and labor leaders spoke about the work and legacy of Martin Luther King in regard to civil and labor rights. This program was part of a a symposium focusing on jobs, social justice,…

  • AFLCIO Update on Jobs and the Economy
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    AFL-CIO Update on Jobs and the Economy

    At the AFL-CIO’s annual Labor Day event, Richard Trumka outlined a plan for increasing employment and he labor group’s plans to influence the political process. In his remarks he said that…

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

    Panelists talked about the state of the economy, unemployment, economic stimulus programs, and the outlook for job growth. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) joined the closing portion of the panel…

  • Richard Trumka Remarks
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    Richard Trumka Remarks

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka presented an economic agenda with suggestions for President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address.

  • Labor Day Briefing
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    Labor Day Briefing

    Richard Trumka and others spoke to reporters and answered questions at the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day briefing. They talked about the labor movement’s political strategy for the upcoming…

  • AFLCIO 2009 Convention
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    AFL-CIO 2009 Convention

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumpka made his acceptance speech for his election at the 2009 AFL-CIO Convention. He urged Congress to include a public option in health insurance legislation.

  • 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…

  • The Growing US Trade Deficit
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    The Growing U.S. Trade Deficit

    The AFL-CIO and U.S. Business and Industry Council held a day-long conference on America’s growing trade deficit, “Trade Summit 2006: Crisis and Opportunity.” The first panel focused on the…

  • 2005 Labor Convention
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    2005 Labor Convention

    America’s union members and leaders came together at Chicago’s Navy Pier July 25-28 for the convention “Building New Strength and Jobs for Working Families,” the 50th anniversary of the…

  • 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…

  • Proposed Overtime Regulations
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    Proposed Overtime Regulations

    Workers spoke to reporters about their opposition to proposed changes to rules governing payment of overtime. The news conference was held outside the Labor Department after a dispute over…

  • 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…

  • Working Families Forum
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    Working Families Forum

    Labor leaders and others talked about the plight of working families in America. The event coincided with a meeting of the World Economic Forum and concentrated on workers rights,…

  • Former Enron Employees Meeting
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    Former Enron Employees' Meeting

    After meeting with former Enron employees, Rev. Jackson and Mr. Trumka talked with reporters about the loss of retirement funds caused by the Enron bankruptcy. They answered

  • Transportation Union Issues
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    Transportation Union Issues

    Union leaders reminded their followers of the importance of working together, despite differences in job description. They also set the goal of winning both the presidential and…

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