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See AFL-CIO’s Lee on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

See AFL-CIO’s Lee on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

AFL-CIO Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning to discuss President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. 

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What We’re Reading Today: Wednesday News Roundup

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Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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The AFL-CIO Reacts to President Obama's State of the Union Address

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka with Lilly Ledbetter.

Check out the AFL-CIO's officers and policy team's reactions to the State of the Union (after the jump). 

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AFL-CIO Affiliate Unions and Allies Respond to the State of the Union Address

AFL-CIO affiliate unions and allies shared their reactions to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address (after the jump). 

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Follow the State of the Union Conversation with the AFL-CIO

As President Barack Obama gives his annual State of the Union address tonight, join the AFL-CIO and other working family advocates in extending the conversation beyond the Capitol building. On Twitter, you can follow the conversation with this handy list of Twitter accounts of some of the AFL-CIO's sharpest minds or by following the #ourSOTU hashtag and tweeting your thoughts.

Also, stay tuned for the progressive response to the State of the Union streamed from the AFL-CIO headquarters with AFL-CIO Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee and Ben Wikler of The Good Fight podcast.  

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What Do You Want to Hear in the State of the Union? Here's What You Said

What Do you Want to Hear in the State of the Union? Here's What You Said

We asked you what you wanted to hear in the State of the Union address from President Barack Obama and here are some highlights of what you said. 

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Obama Will Use Executive Order to Boost Federal Contract Workers Pay to $10.10

Obama Will Use Executive Order to Boost Federal Contract Workers Pay to $10.10

President Barack Obama announced today that he will issue an executive order requiring that federal contractors pay workers at least $10.10 an hour. But the raises will not come immediately for the several hundred thousand food service, cleaning and other workers employed by federal contractors around the nation. The new $10.10 wage will be required for all new or renewed federal contracts.

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What We’re Reading Today: Tuesday News Roundup

What We’re Reading Today: Tuesday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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What Does AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Want to Hear in the State of the Union Address?

What Does AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Want to Hear in the State of the Union Address?

In tomorrow night’s State of the Union address, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wants to hear President Barack Obama outline a “serious plan” to raise the minimum wage and create good jobs through education and infrastructure investments; a blueprint to end economic inequality; and an end to separating immigrant families from each other through deportation.

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What Workers Are Saying About the State of Their Union

What Workers Are Saying About the State of Their Union

Want to hear what workers are saying about the state of their union? Here are some stories from people on what they want to hear President Barack Obama say in his State of the Union address. 

What's the state of your union? Share your ideas with us to be featured in the blog by texting SOTU to 235246 (standard data & message rates may apply).

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