QUICKQUOTE: TRUMKA

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Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

"We have to rebuild the middle class together. Our economy works best when it works for everyone, not just a select few. And our history shows us that shared prosperity is the only kind that lasts." — Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO and a third-generation coal miner from Nemacolin, Pa.

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