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Obama Tells Labor He’ll Pursue Union-Friendly Agenda

President Barack Obama told labor leaders he’ll pursue a union-friendly agenda as he sought to smooth policy and political rifts with a voting bloc Democrats need to keep their majorities in Congress.

Obama told the executive council of the AFL-CIO he is committed to getting legislation passed that would make it easier for unions to organize workers and to enforcing labor provisions in trade agreements. He also vowed to focus on middle-income workers in efforts to revive the economy.