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Tefere Gebre, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, recounts his journey to the United States and warns against "authoritarian, messiah-like people coming and saying they are going to solve your problems. In America, we solve our problems by working together." Watch the video.

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What Does It Mean to Be 'American'? AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre Explains

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

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