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  • Washington Journal David Cooper and Veronique de Rugy Debate Raising the Minimum Wage
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    Raising the Minimum Wage

    David Cooper and Veronique de Rugy debated issues related to raising the minimum wage.

  • Washington Journal Representatives Glenn Thompson and Raja Krishnamoorthi Discuss Education Bill
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    Career and Technical Education Legislation

    Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) talked about their legislation, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.

  • Washington Journal Anthony Carnevale Discusses President Trumps New Apprenticeship Program
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    Anthony Carnevale on President Trump's Apprenticeship Program

    Anthony Carnevale talked about President Trump’s previous-week executive order designed to expand apprenticeships across the country.

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

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on a question related to Trump administration’s efforts to encourage more businesses to invest in apprenticeship programs:…

  • President Trump on Steve Scalises Condition Hes in Some Trouble
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    President Trump Signs Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow Executive Order

    President Trump signed an executive order on apprenticeships and workforce development at the White House. He was joined by Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, governors, and business…

  • Washington Journal Eric Morath Discusses the May Jobs Report
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    Eric Morath on May 2017 Jobs Report

    Eric Morath talked about the May 2017 jobs report and President Trump’s record on job creation so far.

  • Washington Journal Marianne Levine Discusses the April Jobs Report
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    Marianne Levine on the April Jobs Report

    Marianne Levine talked about the unemployment rate and the April jobs report.

  • Alexander Acosta Sworn In as Labor Secretary
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    Labor Secretary Swearing-In Ceremony

    Vice President Pence swore in Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor in the vice president’s ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street from the White…

  • President Trump Signs Executive Order to Limit Cheap Foreign Labor
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    President Trump Remarks in Kenosha, Wisconsin

    President Trump signed an executive order that made changes to the guest worker visa program. It also pushed federal agencies to buy and use American made products. The “Buy American, Hire…

  • Washington Journal Chris Rugaber Discusses the March Jobs Report
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    March Jobs Report

    Chris Rugaber talked about the March jobs report, which showed the creation of 98,000 jobs.

  • President Trump Pushes America First Policies Says I Dont Want to be President of the World
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    President Trump on Regulation and Trade Policy

    President Trump delivered remarks at the 2017 legislative conference of the National Association of Building Trades Unions. He touted his support from many unionized workers in the 2016 election,…

  • Labor Secretary Nominee Outlines Policy Priorities at Confirmation Hearing
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    Labor Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s labor secretary nominee, Alexander Acosta. He was asked about several issues including…

  • Unions After World War II
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    Unions After World War II

    Professor Max Krochmal talked about changes to labor organizing in the post-World War II era. He describes how unions argued for the continuation of wartime practices, but often failed due…

  • Washington Journal Jennifer Mathis Discusses Workplace Wellness Programs and Privacy
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    Jennifer Mathis on Workplace Wellness Programs and Privacy

    Jennifer Mathis talked about a proposal to allow employers greater access to their employees' medical and genetic records and allow them to penalize those who do not participate in…

  • Senate Democrats Introduce Paid Family and Medical Leave Bill
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    Senate Democrats on Paid and Medical Leave Bill

    Senate Democrats held a news conference on their paid family and medical leave legislation. The proposal provides for up to 12 weeks of paid leave for full- or part-time workers who need time to care for a…

  • Hearing Focuses on Whistleblower Protections
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    Whistleblower Protections

    Justice Department and Office of Special Counsel officials as well as legal experts testified at a hearing on whistleblower protections. Witnesses discussed the benefits and shortcomings of…

  • Hearing Focuses on the Federal Workforce
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    Federal Workforce

    Federal managers that included the national presidents of the American Federation of Government Employees and the Federal Managers Associations testified at a hearing on ideas for improving the…

  • President Trump Holds News Conference
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    President Trump News Conference

    President Trump held a news conference to announce Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee following Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw from the process. Before taking questions, the president spoke at length about topics such as…

  • Washington Journal Russell Berman on Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder
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    Labor Secretary Nomination

    The Atlantic's Russell Berman spoke by phone about Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw his nomination to be labor secretary.

  • Steven Nelson Discusses House Bill on Drug Testing and Unemployment Insurance
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    Drug Testing for Unemployment Insurance

    Steven Nelson talked by video from Capitol Hill about three House resolutions to overturn Obama administration Labor Department regulation limiting drug testing for recipients of…

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