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Release: Oct. 24, 2001


A press conference for National Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO Richard L. Trumka previously scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Radisson Hotel, 2525 N. Dodge Street, Iowa City, Iowa, has been cancelled.

Trumpka's public lecture "The American Labor Movement: Challenges and Opportunities" will proceed as planned at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Richey Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union (corner of Jefferson and Madison Streets). Trumpka is visiting the UI as part of the UI Labor Center's "Advanced Union Leadership School." (See original release at for details)

In lieu of the press conference, Trumka will address a rally for the striking Amana Refrigeration employees, Machinists Union – IAMAW Local 1526, in Middle Amana (at a ballpark – three blocks off Hwy. 220) at 5 p.m. IAMAW Local 1526 and the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO are sponsoring the rally. Trumka will take questions from journalists at the rally.