Obama To Discuss Economy With Labor, Business Leaders

President Obama will hold meetings with leaders from labor and business, as well as the progressive community, Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the best ways to move the economy forward and reduce the deficit, a White House official announced Monday. The meeting with the labor and progressive leaders is Tuesday and with business leaders Wednesday.

Tuesday’s meeting:

·         Mary Kay Henry, SEIU

·         Lee Saunders, AFSCME

·         Dennis Van Roekel, NEA

·         Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO

·         Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress

·         John Podesta, Center for American Progress

·         Bob Greenstein, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

·         Laura Burton Capps, Common Purpose Project

·         Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

·         Justin Ruben, MoveOn

·         Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change


Wednesday’s meeting:

·         Mark Bertolini, President, Chairman and CEO, Aetna

·         Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO, Xerox

·         Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and CEO, American Express Company

·         David Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell

·         Mike Duke, President and CEO, Walmart

·         Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric

·         Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman and CEO, Dow

·         Robert McDonald, President and CEO, Proctor & Gamble

·         Alan Mulally, President and CEO, Ford

·         Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo.

·         Ginni Rometty, President, Chairman and CEO, IBM

·         John Watson, Chairman and CEO, Chevron