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Senator Elizabeth Warren to Keynote AFL-CIO National Summit on Wages

Major Event to Launch Bold Year of Action

(Washington, D.C. Dec. 4, 2014) – The AFL-CIO announced today that Senator Elizabeth Warren will deliver the keynote address during the first-ever National Summit on Wages next month. On January 7, 2015, at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., Senator Warren will headline a vibrant mix of contributors to the summit that will lay claim to a bold progressive strategy immediately as the New Year opens.

“Elizabeth Warren is a true champion of working people with the right vision and leadership to keynote this critical summit,” AFL-CIO President Trumka said. “Senator Warren knows how to protect Main Street from Wall Street, fight for jobs and rebuild the American Dream. She has a defined set of values and unlike many politicians, she actually sticks by those and fights to implement them. That’s exactly what this summit is all about.”

Announced last month, the summit will be an extended, eclectic discussion about policies and strategies to raise wages in America, including significant interaction with a planned audience of more than 300. The focus will be solving the dilemma of income inequality by raising wages throughout America.

"Hardworking people across the country deserve to earn fair and decent wages so they can build a better future for themselves and for their kids," said Senator Warren. "The AFL-CIO's National Summit on Wages will give us a chance to ramp up our efforts to grow opportunities for America's working families and strengthen our middle class.”

The urgent need for the Summit was reinforced on November 4.  On Election Day, voters made clear their support for raising wages, even as they rejected candidates who wouldn’t boldly stand up for that agenda. 

Further details about the Summit will be announced later this month.

Contact: Josh Goldstein (202) 637-5018

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