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  • Hispanic Public Policy Conference
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    Hispanic Public Policy Conference

    At a Congressional Hispanic Caucus public policy conference, participants talked about minority and labor issues. Among the topics they addressed were immigration, union organizing in the…

  • National Day of Action on Immigrant Rights
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    National Day of Action on Immigrant Rights

    Representatives from community, religious, and labor groups spoke about immigration policy. In their remarks they advocated comprehensive immigration reform embracing laborers, tax-paying…

  • 2005 Labor Convention
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    2005 Labor Convention

    America’s union members and leaders came together at Chicago’s Navy Pier July 25-28 for the convention “Building New Strength and Jobs for Working Families,” the 50th anniversary of the…

  • QA with Linda ChavezThompson
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    Q&A with Linda Chavez-Thompson

    Linda Chavez-Thompson was interviewed about her background, the history of the labor movement, her personal experiences with work on behalf of organized labor, the role of unions in…

  • 2004 Elections
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    2004 Elections

    Participants talked to reporters about a voter drive, the use of technology to engage voters, turning out Hispanic voters, and establishing a progressive grassroots movement. Following…

  • America and the Courts
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    America and the Courts

    Two press events on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit were shown. On Tuesday, March 4, 2003, Congressional Republicans held a rally in…

  • 2002 Election Results
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    2002 Election Results

    Labor leaders spoke about the results of the 2002 midterm elections, labor’s impact on the elections, and what the result could mean for the labor movement. Following their remarks they…

  • Working Women Study
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    Working Women Study

    Participants talked to reporters about a recent survey on working women. Several women also spoke about their experiences in the workforce, conditions for women in the work place, and…

  • Equal Pay for Equal Work Rally
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    Equal Pay for Equal Work Rally

    Participants talked about inequality between men’s and women’s pay and voiced their support for the paycheck fairness act being considered by Congress.

  • Immigrant Worker Justice in the United States
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    Immigrant Worker Justice in the United States

    Participants talked about immigrant labor in the U.S. Among the issues they discussed were conditions in the immigrant workforce following September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, worker…

  • Privatizing Social Security
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    Privatizing Social Security

    Participants spoke to reporters about their objections to proposals to partially privatize individual Social Security accounts. Following their remarks they answered questions from the…

  • Pay Equity
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    Pay Equity

    Participants talked to reporters about the pay equity gap between men and women. They announced legislation designed to help narrow the income disparity between men and women. Following…

  • Democratic National Convention Day 1 Afternoon
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    Democratic National Convention Day 1 Afternoon

    Candidates, officials and others spoke to delegates about the Democratic agenda. They also approved reports from several committees and approved the party platform.

  • Rally Against Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China
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    Rally Against Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China

    Union leaders and others urged Congress not to enact legislation granting China permanent normal trade relations, saying that such a status would take American jobs, do nothing to curb…

  • Rally and March for Global Justice
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    Rally and March for Global Justice

    Activists and union leaders met before a march to protest the World Trade Organization. They said that the protest was designed to peacefully interrupt the conference in order to protest…

  • Democratic National Committee Meeting
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    Democratic National Committee Meeting

    Vice President Gore and Senator Bradley spoke to delegates about their respective bids for the Democratic presidential nomination. In his speech, Bradley criticized Republican front-runner…

  • Labor Issues
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    Labor Issues

    Mayor Campbell talked about the importance of job skills to bring people out of poverty and into the job market. He announced a partnership between the city of Atlanta and the International…

  • The Future of the Democratic Party
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    The Future of the Democratic Party

    Mr. Grossman, outgoing chair, announced the Democratic National Committee’s agenda for the 2000 election. A videotape honoring him was shown. New chairman, Joe Andrew, and other officers…

  • Post Election News Conference
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    Post Election News Conference

    Union leaders and pollsters discussed the results of the midterm election. They noted that union members voted in order to protest impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, to…

  • National Day of Action for Tibet
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    National Day of Action for Tibet

    Members of Congress, human rights activists and musical groups gathered at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol to stage a rally in support for human rights in Tibet. Former Tibetan political…

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