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Trumka To TPMDC: 'I'm Happy' With Final Health Care Bill

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Trumka said the discussions among Obama, Democratic leadership and the unions yielded compromises meant to "break the hold of the people who said 'No.'"

We also asked about the impromptu White House meeting Trumka had yesterday when reports first came out that the unions might not like the changes to the final health care legislation about to become public with the Congressional Budget Office score.

"It wasn't a negotiation, it was a talk among friends," he said.

SEIU's Andy Stern also attended the ceremony.