1,972Feb 15, 2011
2010 Medal of Freedom Recipients
President Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 2010 recipients. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian award and recognizes exceptional ...
44Mar 5, 2009
Community Town Hall on the Economy
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis spoke to union supporters at a community town hall about economic issues held at the Greater Bethel AME Church in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami. In her first ...
400Feb 23, 2009
National Clean Energy Project
After opening remarks by several participants, policy makers and energy industry leaders spoke about building a modern electricity grid and reducing reliance on foreign oil. Among the topics ...
13,762Aug 26, 2008
2008 Democratic Convention, Day 2
The second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, focused on economic issues, providing help to working Americans, and Senator Barack Obama’s vision ...
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.
43Oct 1, 2007
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 ...
44Aug 29, 2007
Health Care Reform
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney talked about the state of America for working people this Labor Day. Topics included the need for fair trade, good jobs, and freedom for collective ...
213Aug 7, 2007
Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum
The AFL-CIO “Working Families Vote” forum for Democratic presidential candidates was held at Soldier Field in Chicago. The event, shown the previous evening on MSNBC, was moderated ...
26Dec 8, 2006
Labor leaders held a rally on the National Mall calling for workers rights, increases in the federal minimum wage, health care benefits, and fair labor standards.
53Nov 16, 2006
Minimum Wage Increase
Democratic Senators, other leaders, and activists spoke to the press about proposals to raise the federal minimum wage. Activists from the six states - Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Missouri, ...
30Oct 2, 2006
Labor Leadership and Immigration Issues
At the opening breakfast of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 2006 Public Policy Conference titled gCelebration of Labor Leadership, h congressional leaders and labor representatives ...
14Aug 30, 2006
Labor Issues and Midterm Elections
Mr. Sweeney held an annual Labor Day press conference to talk about labor issues and announce a major political effort to mobilize voters, target competitive campaign races, and bring labor ...
44Jun 12, 2006
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 future of ...
51May 10, 2006
Medicare Part D
Campaign for America’s Future held a rally to extend the Medicare Part D enrollment deadline. Seniors, nurses, and pharmacists, as well as labor leaders and Democratic leaders talked ...
123Apr 10, 2006
Immigration Law Reform Rally
Politicians, church leaders, labor officials, and members of the Latino community spoke to a crowd gathered at a rally on the National Mall to protest the passage of HR. 4437 in the House of ...
27Jan 18, 2006
Jobs and the Economy
Mr. Sweeney talked about the state of the job market, the U.S. economy, and future of the labor movement. In his remarks he outlined the recent decline in the quality of U.S. jobs and the ...
21Aug 30, 2005
Labor Day Economic Survey
On the eve of the annual Labor Day vacation period, labor officials spoke to reporters about the nation’s workforce and the state of the economy. Among the issues they addressed were ...
15Aug 1, 2005
Mr. Sweeney talked about the future of the labor movement, his reelection last week as president of the AFL-CIO, and the challenge to his leadership caused by the decision by six union groups ...
8Jul 25, 2005
AFL-CIO President Remarks
Mr. Sweeney spoke to union members about the future of the labor movement, reorganizing and revitalizing the place of unions in the political and business worlds, and the need to find a voice ...
49Jul 16, 2005
Presidential Primary Timing and Scheduling
The DNC Commission on Presidential Nomination Timing and Scheduling held its third meeting to develop recommendations for the 2008 presidential nomination process. They heard from ...
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