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    Newsmakers with Mary Kay Henry

    Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), talked about the 2016 election campaigns and how the union got organized and into states far earlier to support…

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    Union Representation and Election Rules

    A long-time Ford employee and union member, and a former National Labor Relations Board member took part in a forum on the selection process of union representation. Heritage Foundation…

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    Jobs and the Labor Movement

    Panelists talked about the American labor movement and the future of jobs. This event was part of the Clinton Global Initiative event on pressing global challenges and public policy issues.…

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Richard Trumka

    Richard Trumka spoke to reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on the labor movement agenda in the 2016 election. He harshly criticized Donald Trump, calling him a fraud and saying he…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address for the Labor Day weekend. He talked about the economic progress the country had made during his administration and reminded people to exercise…

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    Vice President Biden Campaign Appearance in Warren, Ohio

    Vice President Joe Biden campaigned for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at an event in Warren, Ohio, at the Local 1714 United Auto Workers Union Hall. He warned the audience of auto union…

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    Teamsters Debate

    Fred Zuckerman and Ken Hall, candidates for top offices in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, participated in a debate. Fred Zuckerman was challenging incumbent president James…

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    Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, docket number 14-915, a case that could end the practice of nonunion public employees paying fees to…

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    Trade, Labor, and Union Issues in the Democratic Party

    Martha Kuhl and Ryan Boyer, both Democratic National Convention delegates, talked about the records of the party’s 2016 presidential candidates, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Secretary of…

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    Communicators with Christopher Shelton

    Christopher Shelton, president of the Communications Workers of America, talked about the tentative strike settlement between CWA workers and Verizon. Almost 40,000 workers walked off the job in April, and…

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    Playing Against the House

    James Walsh talked about his book Playing Against the House: The Dramatic World of an Undercover Union Organizer. Mr. Walsh worked undercover as a “salt” at a Florida casino and covered…

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    Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta

    Civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, talked about how they fought to improve working conditions for field…

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    Future of Labor Unions

    Mark Mix and David Madland talked about the role of labor unions in the U.S., as well as an upcoming Supreme Court ruling in a case challenging mandatory union fees. They responded to telephone calls…

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    Government Employee Unions

    Legal scholars talked about the issues in question in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, on which the U.S. Supreme Court was to hear oral argument January 11, 2016. The labor relations case…

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    Future of the Labor Economy

    Nicholas Jackson talked about his cover story in the Pacific Standard on the future of the labor economy. This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine…

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    Delano Grape Strike

    Lorraine Agtang, who participated in the 1965 Delano Grape Strike as a member of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, joined a panel discussion on the strike and its legacy, as…

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    Farm Worker Movement

    Dolores Huerta delivered remarks on the history of the Farm Workers Movement. Following her remarks, panelists talked about the movement’s legacy and activist Cesar Chavez.

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    President Obama at White House Summit on Worker Voice

    President Obama spoke at the White House Summit on Worker Voice, organized to give unions, organizers, and some businesses a platform to discuss wages and other issues. He responded to…

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    President Obama Remarks at White House Summit on Worker Voice

    President Obama gave a keynote address at the White House Summit on Worker Voice, organized to give unions, organizers, and some businesses a platform to discuss wages and other issues.

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    Voluntary Labor Union Dues

    Wisconsin state officials and policy experts talked about how voluntary union dues have affected the state. They also spoke about Americans' attitudes toward voluntary union dues.

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