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de Brún meets with president of American Trade Union Federation AFL CIO

25 April, 2008

Speaking after the meeting between Bairbre de Brun MEP and John Sweeney, president of American Trade Union Federation AFL CIO,

Ms de Brún said:

" It was a pleasure and a privilege to meet today with John Sweeney President AFL-CIO and with Robert Baugh, Executive Director Industrial Union Council.

We had a very worthwhile discussion on forthcoming proposed legislation on climate and energy in the US and in the EU and on AFL-CIO proposals for greening the economy and on jobs and energy for the 21st century.

I was also able to update President Sweeney on some development in terms of the green economy in the North of Ireland in advance of next month's US investment conference in Belfast"

Note to editor-

Ms de Brún met John Sweeney yesterday in Washington.

John Sweeney is the president od the AFL-CIO and also chair of the Trade Union advisory committee to the OECD.

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), is a voluntary federation of 56 national and international unions.

The AFL-CIO union movement represents 10.5 million members, including 2 million members in Working America, its new community affiliate. They are teachers and truck drivers, musicians and miners, firefighters and farm workers, bakers and bottlers, engineers and editors, pilots and public employees, doctors and nurses, painters and laborers-and more.

Ms de Brún is in Washington as part of a delegation from the European Parliament Temporary Committee on Climate Change.

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