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    Wisconsin Delegation Breakfast

    Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Jon Tester (D-MT) spoke at a breakfast hosted by the Wisconsin delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.…

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    Vice President Biden Remarks to United Steelworkers

    Vice President Joe Biden gave a Labor Day address to the United Steelworkers in the lobby of their international headquarters building in Pittsburgh.

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    Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality

    New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (D) held a news conference outside of the U.S. Capitol with labor leaders, Democratic lawmakers, and liberal activists to unveil his 13-point “Progressive…

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    U.S. Trade Policy and Labor Unions

    Leo Gerard talked about the reaction of unions to Obama administration efforts to secure “fast track” authority that would expedite deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

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    Manufacturing and American Jobs

    Panelists talked about increasing American manufacturing. Topics included creating new trade agreements, training programs, policy changes to encourage investment, and what can be learned…

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    Framing National Energy Policy

    Representatives from industry, labor and finance sectors spoke about U.S. energy policy and the economy. They focused on the state of renewable energy technology, and outlined the context…

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    Creating Green Jobs

    Vice President Joe Biden convened the first meeting of the Middle Class Task Force, with a focus on a green jobs as a pathway to a strong middle class. The panel included representatives of…

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    AFL-CIO Turn Around America Rally

    AFL-CIO leaders and officials addressed union representatives during a rally for Sen. Obama. Topics included labor issues and Sen. Obama’s positions on them. AFL-CIO Turn Around America…

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    Liberal Political Strategy

    The speakers talked about creating Democratic infrastructure within states, grassroots movements, union members, historical accomplishments, timing of presidential primary elections,…

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    Take Back America

    Democratic legislators, party leaders, labor officials, community organizers, and others spoke at a meeting of progressive activists about the Democratic party agenda and outlook for the…

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    Future of Progressive Politics

    Progressive Democratic Party leaders talked about the role of the progressive wing of the party, the legacy of the late Senator Paul Wellstone, voter mobilization in the 2004 general…

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    Gephardt Campaign Rally

    Labor leaders and Iowa politicians spoke in support of Rep. Gephardt’s candidacy at the United Steel Workers Local 310 Hall. They talked about their reasons for supporting Gephardt, and…

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    Steel Industry Rally Part 1

    Members of Congress from steel-producing states, union representatives and others rallied in support of tariffs on foreign steel imports, asking President Bush to save the U.S. steel…

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    Steel Industry Rally Part 2

    The rally continued. Members of Congress from steel-producing states, union representatives and others rallied in support of tariffs on foreign steel imports, asking President Bush to save…

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    U.S. Steel Tariffs

    Within the next week President Bush is expected to announce whether or not he will impose tariffs on steel imports. Mr. Gerard, who was in Washington for a steel industry rally, said the…

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    Global Safeguard Investigation on Steel Imports

    The commission heard testimony from members of Congress, union executives and others about steel import safeguards. The program begins in progress and is interrupted by technical…

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    Labor Issues and International Trade

    Addressing the Americans for Democratic Action 54th annual convention, Mr. Gerard talked about labor issues and the problems facing workers in the today. Mr. Jontz gave a fundraising speech and…

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