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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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  • Health Care Reform
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    Health Care Reform

    AFL-CIO President John Sweeney talked about the state of America for working people this Labor Day. Topics included the need for fair trade, good jobs, and freedom for collective…

    44 views
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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…

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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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  • 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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  • Kerry Labor Endorsement
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    Kerry Labor Endorsement

    At a rally at the AFL-CIO national headquarters, Mr. Sweeney announced the organization’s endorsement of Senator John Kerry for president. Mr. Sweeney and other workers cited reasons for the…

    25 views
  • 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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  • Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum
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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum

    Democratic presidential candidates spoke to union members about issues of concern to working families. Among the topics the y addressed were the state of the economy, employment concerns,…

    84 views
  • 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…

    42 views
  • Health Care for the Uninsured
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    Health Care for the Uninsured

    Participants discussed new figures about the number of uninsured in America. They focused on the increase of uninsured and ways to provide insurance to the unemployed.

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  • 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,…

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  • Economic Rebuilding and Growth
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    Economic Rebuilding and Growth

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  • Labor Day Tribute to American Workers
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    Labor Day Tribute to American Workers

    At a religious service at the National Cathedral, Mr. Sweeney paid tribute to American workers and underscored common values between the labor movement and the religious community.

    29 views
  • Workers  Rights Study
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    Workers' Rights Study

    Prior to the Labor Day holiday, participants talked about a new report detailing attitudes of American workers about basic workplace rights and freedoms. They also addressed were job…

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  • Labor Secretary Nominee Withdrawal Reaction
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    Labor Secretary Nominee Withdrawal Reaction

    Mr. Sweeney talked to reporters about the withdrawal of Linda Chavez as Labor Secretary nominee for the Bush Administration. He also called for the withdrawal of Attorney General nominee…

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