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    Sports and Social Justice

    The AFL-CIO hosted a panel discussion analyzing the role of professional athletes in advocating for racial and social justice. Speakers included NFL Players Association counsel Joe Briggs,…

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    National Economic Association Conference, Part 3, Keynote Speech

    Karen Pence, a Federal Reserve adviser, gave the keynote address at a National Economic Association-AFL-CIO conference covering a range of economic issues concerning minority populations.…

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    National Economic Association Conference, Part 4

    The National Economic Association and the AFL-CIO co-host an economic conference covering a range of issues concerning minority populations, including jobs, wages and student loan debt.…

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    National Economic Association/AFL-CIO Economic Conference, Part 1

    The National Economic Association and the AFL-CIO co-hosted an economic conference covering a range of issues concerning minority populations. Presenters in this session addressed topics…

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    National Economic Association/AFL-CIO Economic Conference, Part 2

    The National Economic Association and the AFL-CIO co-hosted an economic conference covering a range of issues concerning minority populations. Presenters in this session addressed such…

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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…

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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…

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    National Summit on Raising Wages, Part 1

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez spoke about raising wages and the U.S. economy. They both called for raising the minimum wage and other reforms such as paid…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 1

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress. They both said they were hopeful a final version of the…

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    Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 2

    Supporters of immigration reform talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress, the path to citizenship for immigrants, and the DREAM Act. “Immigration Forum: Why…

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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…

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    America the Possible

    James Gustave Speth talked about his book, America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy, in which he argues that building a democratic and ecologically sustainable economic system will…

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    The Servant Economy

    Jeff Faux, founding president of the Economic Policy Institute, predicts a dark future for the middle class in the U.S. He says that by the mid-2020s, American workers would see a…

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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,…

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    Social Justice Issues

    The AFL-CIO and King Center hosted a symposium focusing on jobs, social justice and Martin Luther King vision of the American dream. This portion of the event involved a panel discussion on…

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