Tomorrow, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will give the keynote address at the A Better Deal 2009 conference here in Washington, D.C.

The conference, which runs tomorrow and Friday, is hosted by Demos, an advocacy organization focused on building a fairer economy, and a variety of sponsor organizations focused on youth and the economy.

As our recent AFL-CIO report, “Young Workers: A Lost Decade,” made clear, this generation of young workers is facing an economy that’s badly broken. From credit card debt to unaffordable education, from a health care crisis to disappearing jobs, young people are suffering, and they need new policies and a new, dynamic progressive agenda to give them a voice in the workplace and a shot at a better life.

Shuler’s opening keynote address, set for tomorrow at 9:45 a.m., will focus on the challenges facing these young workers—a majority of them are finding it hard to pay their bills, and one-third are still living with their parents—and what we need to do to offer them a brighter future.

You can sign up to attend the conference here. If you can’t make it to Washington, we’ll be covering the conference live on our blog and on Twitter.

(Cross-posted from the AFL-CIO Now Blog.)

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