SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

September 10, 2009 06:03 ET

AFL-CIO Convention Opens This Weekend in Pittsburgh

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) will be attending the annual AFL- CIO convention held September 13-17 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

More than 1,000 AFL-CIO delegates and nearly 2,000 guests will gather to elect new officers, set priorities for the 11.5 million-member federation, and rally around working families' most pressing issues. Delegates will hear from keynote speakers, including President Barack Obama, Caroline Kennedy, Senators Bob Casey and Arlen Specter, Pablo Alvarado, Wade Henderson, and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.

Policy resolutions will be debated on issues ranging from the economic crisis and healthcare reform to the structure of the AFL-CIO, immigration, and job safety. Delegates will also mobilize around health care and labor-law reform, writing letters and calling Congress throughout the five-day convention.

Lamar Blanton, Craft and Labor Manager for Industrial Info, will be covering the show to keep clients informed of trends in the changing U.S. industrial labor market. Industrial Info will be promoting its weekly webcast Industry Today, featuring innovators in the industrial marketplace.

Industrial Info Resources (IIR) is the leading provider of global market intelligence specializing in the industrial process, heavy manufacturing and energy related markets. For more than 26 years, Industrial Info has provided plant and project opportunity databases, market forecasts, high resolution maps, and daily industry news. For more information send inquiries to or visit us online at

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