92Aug 31, 2009
Future of the American Labor Movement
Richard Trumka talked about his vision for the future of the trade union movement and the challenges and choices facing organized labor today. Among the topics he addressed were rising health ...
89Aug 24, 2008
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.
31Sep 4, 2006
Labor Unions and Midterm Election Campaigns
Mr. Trumka talked by remote video from Pittsburgh about labor union involvement in midterm election campaigns and other issues including minimum wage, employment, worker pensions vs. CEO ...
78Jul 12, 2006
The Growing U.S. Trade Deficit
The AFL-CIO and U.S. Business and Industry Council held a day-long conference on America’s growing trade deficit, “Trade Summit 2006: Crisis and Opportunity.” The first panel ...
30Oct 13, 2005
Chinese Currency Control
Mr. Trumpka and others called on the Bush administration to take bold action against China’s unfair manipulation of currency. Members of the panel used charts and graphs to talk ...
69Jul 25, 2005
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 ...
27Mar 29, 2005
Individual Social Security Accounts
Mr. Trumka talked about the AFL-CIO’s campaign against Charles Schwab, Wacovia, and other Wall Street companies that were promoting social security private accounts. Labor unions ...
175Jul 29, 2004
Democratic National Convention, Day 4 Afternoon
Democratic Party leaders spoke about party platform issues, the Bush administration record, and Senator John Kerry’s presidential campaign. Entertainment portions and short videos ...
48Jul 10, 2004
Democratic Platform Committee Meeting, Morning
The DNC Platform Drafting Committee presented its 2004 platform recommendations to the full platform committee. The full DNC Platform Committee had 186 members responsible for reviewing the ...
26Mar 19, 2004
Future of American Manufacturing
Panelists talked about the future of manufacturing jobs in America. Among the issues addressed were the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy, pressure on manufacturers to cut costs, ...
39Jan 20, 2004
Overtime Pay Regulations
Witnesses testified about proposed changes to regulations governing overtime pay for white collar workers. Among the topics they addressed were the types and number of workers affected by the ...
79Oct 31, 2003
U.S.-China Economic Relations
The committee heard testimony about U.S. economic relations with China. There was testimony that China is an important but unstable market. China is working to develop its own industries ...
8Aug 28, 2003
Labor Day Roundtable on Jobs & the Economy
Mr. Sweeny and Mr. Trumka spoke to labor leaders about the state of the economy and the job market. Among the topics they addressed were union organization, the impact of tax cuts on ...
18Jun 30, 2003
Proposed Overtime Regulations
Workers spoke to reporters about their opposition to proposed changes to rules governing payment of overtime. The news conference was held outside the Labor Department after a dispute over ...
18Feb 4, 2003
Employment and the Manufacturing Industry
Legislators and labor leaders spoke about the state of the economy, economic stimulus proposals to create jobs, and the agenda for the union movement. They also talked about effective lobbying ...
14Aug 1, 2002
Mr. Trumka talked about labor’s view of corporate accountability and other issues. The AFL-CIO had just held three days of rallies (July 29 - July 31) on corporate ...
9Mar 18, 2002
Emergency Response and Homeland Security
Mr. Kasinitz and Mr. Trumka talked about federal proposals to improve emergency response to terrorist attacks and other disasters, homeland security, and aid to local fire departments.
14Jan 31, 2002
Working Families Forum
Labor leaders and others talked about the plight of working families in America. The event coincided with a meeting of the World Economic Forum and concentrated on workers rights, unemployment ...
50Jan 30, 2002
Former Enron Employees' Meeting
After meeting with former Enron employees, Rev. Jackson and Mr. Trumka talked with reporters about the loss of retirement funds caused by the Enron bankruptcy. They answered
404Dec 12, 2001
Financial Collapse of Enron
Witnesses testified about the collapse of Enron and the possible impact on investors and financial markets. Among the topics addressed were auditing practices, charges of financial ...
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