Obama Addresses Labor Federation

September 15, 2009

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President Obama electrified an audience of thousands of union members during a speech to the AFL-CIO Convention on Sept. 15. The president spoke powerfully about the importance of unions, our urgent need for real health insurance reform, and other issues important to working families.

All of the convention proceedings — speeches, resolution discussions, debates, and officer elections — can be followed via streaming live video.

Federation President John Sweeney gave the keynote address on the first day of the 26th biennial convention, and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis delivered a speech early on Sept. 14. New officers will be nominated on Sept. 16. The convention concludes Sept. 17.

The proceedings also can be linked to through the convention Web site, and union members also can follow the convention on the AFL-CIO's Twitter page, which will provide updates such as schedule changes.

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