Inside the AFL-CIO’s Health Care Lobbying Efforts

BY Maureen Hoch  October 27, 2009 at 1:37 PM EST

Editor’s note: Tonight on the NewsHour, Paul profiles Richard Trumka, the newly elected president of the AFLCIO, the labor federation representing 57 unions and 11.5 million members across the country. Trumka, who was elected in September, hopes to expand and energize organized labor after a decades-long decline.

The former coal miner has long been a major voice advocating for better, more affordable health care for union members. In the behind-the-scenes Web exclusive below, Trumka meets with state labor leaders to discuss the union’s health care lobbying efforts.