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President Obama Discusses Wages at AFL-CIO

August 5, 2010
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In a speech delivered to the AFL-CIO Executive Board on August 4, 2010, President Obama explains how providing living wages are important for the economy and for all working families:

"It is my profound belief that companies are stronger when their workers are getting paid well and have decent benefits and are treated with dignity and respect. It is my profound belief that our government works best when it's not being run on behalf of special interests, but it's being run on behalf of the public interest, and that the dedication of public servants reflects that," he says.

To watch the full video of his speech, click here. To read the full transcript, click here.