AFL-CIO Slates Washington, D.C., Manufacturing Confab

By John S. McClenahen The AFL-CIO expects more than 3,000 workers from across to U.S. to put the pressure on Congress to improve manufacturing's lot during next week's first legislative conference of the labor federation's Industrial Union Council. The conference is slated for Washington, D.C., on Feb. 3 and Feb. 4. The workers are expected to press members of the House and Senate to create more manufacturing jobs through health-care, trade, tax, and labor-law reforms. The nine unions expected to participate in the two-day conference are the United Auto Workers; United Steelworkers of America; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Communication Workers of America/IUE; Graphic Communications International Union; United Mine Workers of America; PACE International Union; Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees; and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

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