Over 500 Unite Here members, brothers and sisters from other unions, and community allies rallied June 13 outside Orlando's only union hotel.
It was on June 8, 1953 that the tide turned in favor of racial equality, and the prejudicial policies of Washington restaurants were expressly forbidden.
A dozen or so Republicans signaled their leadership that they wanted no part of the anti-union agenda.
The nation's union presidents emphasized the positive impact of mobilizing union members nationwide for politics after the bitterly contested Wisconsin recall election.
A coalition of unions and progressive groups launched a grassroots effort to end the Bush tax cuts by the end of this year.
A Republican minority in the Senate blocked a vote today on equal pay for women after unions and their allies challenged Romney to back the legislation.
The success or failure of the American labor movement in the 21st century will be the work of the young.