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  • Vice President Joe Biden Remarks in Pittsburgh
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    Vice President Biden Remarks in Pittsburgh

    Vice President Joe Biden donned a United Steel Workers cap as he spoke to union members before participating in the Alleghany County Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh. He was seen mingling…

  • President Obama Remarks at Labor Day Breakfast
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    President Obama at Labor Day Breakfast

    President Obama spoke at the Greater Boston Labor Council Labor Day Breakfast at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. President Obama announced a new executive order requiring federal contractors…

  • Senator Bernie Sanders at Labor Day Event
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    Senator Bernie Sanders at Labor Day Event

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester, New Hampshire. He talked about the the lack of…

  • Immigration Workers Panel Discussion
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    Immigration Workers Panel Discussion

    Immigrants shared their stories about working without the legal rights of citizens and allegations of abuses at the hands of their employers. Richard Trumka argued there were economic…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Building and Construction Trades Department National Conference
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    Building and Construction Trades Department National Conference

    The Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO held its annual national legislative conference. Speakers at the opening plenary session included Vice President Joe Biden, Energy…

  • 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.

  • Presidential Labor Day Remarks
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    Presidential Labor Day Remarks

    President Obama spoke at a Labor Day picnic hosted by the ALF-CIO in Cincinnati, Ohio. He said that benefits like paid leave, minimum wage and Social Security “all bear the union label,” and urged…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Building Trades Agenda
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    Building Trades Agenda

    Democratic presidential candidates addressed a legislative conference titled, “Building Trades: Seize the Opportunity, Meet the Challenge.” They talked about a number of issues including…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Proactive Solutions to US Trade Crisis
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    Proactive Solutions to U.S. Trade Crisis

    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 second panel focused on…

  • 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…

  • Labor and Economic Issues
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    Labor and Economic Issues

    The building and construction trades department of the AFL-CIO held a legislative conference on labor and economic issues. The session began with the presentation of the colors by an honor…

  • 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…

  • 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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