THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        July 13, 2009


Readout of President’s meeting with labor leaders:
The President met with more than a dozen labor leaders for approximately 45 minutes. The President was joined by Secretary Solis. It was a productive conversation about shared priorities like creating jobs, health care reform and the Employee Free Choice Act.
Participants
Change to Win Chair Anna Burger
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney
National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel
Service Employees International Union President Andy Stern
United Food and Commercial Workers President Joe Hansen
Laborers International Union of North America President Terry O’Sullivan
International Brotherhood of Teamsters President Jim Hoffa
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees President Gerry McEntee
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten
United Auto Workers Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Bunn
United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers President Ed Hill
Communication Workers of America President Larry Cohen
American Rights at Work Chair David Bonior
Readout of meeting with leaders from the Jewish community:
The President met with more than a dozen leaders from the Jewish community today for approximately 45 minutes. They had a substantive discussion, ranging from Middle East peace efforts and Iran, to reforming our health care system and policies to address global hunger. The President reiterated his unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security, and reiterated his commitment to working to achieve Middle East peace.
Participants
Alan Solow, Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Lee Rosenberg, President-elect, AIPAC
David Victor, President, AIPAC
Malcolm Honlein, Executive Vice Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Abraham Foxman, National Director, Anti-Defamation League
Jason Isaacson, Director of Government and International Affairs, American Jewish Committee
Nancy Ratzan, President, National Council of Jewish Women
Kathy Manning, Chair, Executive Committee, United Jewish Communities
Andrea Weinstein, Chair, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Marla Gilson, Washington Director, Hadassah
Stephen Savitsky, President, Orthodox Union
Rabbi Steven Wernick, Executive Vice President and CEO, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President, Union for Reform Judaism
Ira Forman, Chief Executive Officer, National Jewish Democratic Council
Debra DeLee, President and CEO, Americans for Peace Now
Jeremy Ben Ami, Executive Director, J STREET
 

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