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From left to right: Panel Moderator Stephen Moor, Washington Times economic columnist, and panelists Hon. Bart Gordon, partner at K&L Gates, Tom Quaadmann, SVP at U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, Damon Silvers director of policy and special counsel at AFL-CIO (Photo by TWT Media Group)

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Democratic presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, speaks during the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Presidential Forum, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks with Jack Smith, CEO of General Motors, left, and Lane Kirkland, president of the AFL-CIO, before President Bill Clinton’s State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 25, 1994. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the group would not endorse any 2016 Democratic candidate who continued President Obama's economic policies. (associated press)

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that having millions of illegal aliens living in the shadows and haunted by fear of deportation makes them vulnerable to exploitation by employers. "Those undocumented workers are used to drive down wages for every American" and have created "a major drag on our economy." (Associated Press)

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Richard L. Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, addresses members during the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. The AFL-CIO plans to open its membership to more nonunion groups in an effort to restore the influence of organized labor as traditional union rolls continue to decline. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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**FILE** President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Thomas J. Donohue, left, listens as AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka, right, testifies before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on transportation infrastructure Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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**FILE** President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Thomas J. Donohue, left, listens as AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka, right, testifies before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on transportation infrastructure Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

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Richard L. Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, addresses members during the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. The AFL-CIO plans to open its membership to more nonunion groups in an effort to restore the influence of organized labor as traditional union rolls continue to decline. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Richard L. Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, addresses members during the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. The AFL-CIO plans to open its membership to more nonunion groups in an effort to restore the influence of organized labor as traditional union rolls continue to decline. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Richard L. Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, addresses members during the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. The AFL-CIO plans to open its membership to more nonunion groups in an effort to restore the influence of organized labor as traditional union rolls continue to decline. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Richard L. Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, addresses members during the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. The AFL-CIO plans to open its membership to more nonunion groups in an effort to restore the influence of organized labor as traditional union rolls continue to decline. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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**FILE** AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka

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** FILE ** AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka.

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** FILE ** AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka.

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** FILE ** AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka.

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**FILE** President Obama stands Aug. 4, 2010, with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka after he spoke about jobs and the economy at the AFL-CIO Executive Council in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama stands Aug. 4, 2010, with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka after he spoke about jobs and the economy at the AFL-CIO Executive Council in Washington. (Associated Press)