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AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka: The Labor Movement is in ‘crisis’

As Labor Day approaches, here are some things on the mind of Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO: The union movement is in a period of crisis, it prefers Janet Yellen as the next chair of the Federal Reserve, and its 2014 political efforts will target Texas, where unions have…

AFL-CIO President Trumka announces support for ‘Occupy Wall Street’

The head of the largest federation of unions in the United States released a video on Wednesday in which he announced his support for the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. “Occupy Wall Street has captured the imagination and passion of millions of Americans who have lost hope that our nation’s policymakers…