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  • Washington Journal Kathleen Kennedy Townsend  Randi Weingarten Discuss Guaranteed Savings Accounts
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    Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Randi Weingarten on Guaranteed Savings Accounts

    Economic Policy Institute’s Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and American Federation of Teachers' Randi Weingarten talked about their efforts for Guaranteed Retirement Savings Accounts (GRAs) to…

  • Washington Journal Charles Jeszeck Discusses Retirement Security
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    Charles Jeszeck on Retirement Savings and Security

    Charles Jeszeck from the Government Accountability Office talked about his department’s update to a report on how well Americans are doing in saving for retirement. This program was part of C-SPAN’s…

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    The Land is Rich

    This documentary used by the United Farm Workers union chronicles the history of California’s migrant agricultural workers and their protests for higher wages, union recognition, and safer…

  • International Labour Organization
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    International Labour Organization

    Labor Secretary Alex Acosta participated in a discussion with Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labour Organization (ILO), on global labor laws and what improvements are…

  • Labor Secretary Acosta Testifies on Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request
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    Labor Department Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    Labor Secretary Alex Acosta testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee about his department’s fiscal year 2020 budget request. Democratic committee members asked about what they…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines and social media were open for comments on the question, “Are you prepared for retirement?”

  • emThe Woman Behind the New Dealem
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    The Woman Behind the New Deal

    Kirstin Downey talked about her book The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience (Nan A. Talese; March 3, 2009). She…

  • Washington Journal Katia Dmitrieva Discusses March Jobs Report
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    Katia Dmitrieva on Jobs Report

    Katia Dmitrieva spoke by phone about the March 2019 unemployment numbers. In March 196,000 jobs were added, and the unemployment rate was 3.8 percent.

  • emThe American Rat Raceem
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    The American Rat Race

    The American Rat Race was one of the second-prize high school central winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Raley Weeks and Michael Thompson, juniors at Jenks High School in Jenks,…

  • emThe Once and Future Workerem
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    The Once and Future Worker

    Oren Cass of the Manhattan Institute talked about The Once and Future Worker, in which he took a critical look at U.S. labor and economic policies and suggested ways to improve them.

  • Senator Grassley on EVerify
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    Senator Grassley on E-Verify

    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) came to the chamber floor to speak about the Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act, which would require all employers to use e-verify programs…

  • Washington Journal Aparna Mathur Discusses Paid Family Leave Proposals
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    Aparna Mathur on Paid Family Leave Proposals

    Aparna Mathur talked about various proposals that would expand paid family leave. This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series, during which a segment of Washington Journal is…

  • National Governors Association Winter Meeting Jobs and Criminal Justice
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    National Governors Association Winter Meeting, Jobs and Criminal Justice

    This portion of the National Governors Association annual winter meeting featured panel discussions on jobs, education, and training, as well as programs aimed at improving state criminal justice…

  • Washington Journal David Bier Discusses EVerify
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    David Bier on E-Verify

    Cato Institute immigration policy analyst David Bier talked about E-Verify, the government’s electronic employment eligibility verification program, and its impact on immigration policy.

  • Senator Ben Cardin Delivers Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    in the weekly Democratic address, Senator Ben Cardin (MD) talked about the impact on federal workers of the recently-ended 35-day government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the question “Are manufacturing jobs coming back in your community?”

  • Senators Young and King Speak at emWashington Postem Forum on Next Generation Jobs
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    Job Creation and Economic Opportunities

    Lawmakers and entrepreneurs answered questions from Washington Post reporters on the “gig economy” - the independent and short-term contract labor force. They considered how technology is…

  • Washington Journal Stephen DeWitt Discusses Workforce Training
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    Stephen DeWitt on Workforce Training

    Association for Career and Technical Education’s Stephen DeWitt discussed workforce training.

  • Washington Journal Katia Dmitrieva on Rise in Unemployment
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    Katia Dmitrieva on Rise in Unemployment

    Bloomberg economy reporter Katia Dmitrieva spoke by phone about the December 2019 unemployment numbers.

  • Washington Journal Oren Cass Discusses the Future of the American Workforce
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    Oren Cass on The Once and Future Worker

    Oren Cass talked about his book, The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America, on the rise in automation and its impact on the future of work of the U.S. workforce. This…

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