Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton supports comprehensive labor law reform, and she says she really means it.
"It's a sign of the times and how important the fight is that five major presidential candidates would come here in a 24-hour period."
"Americans deserve better than mean-spirited, self-serving politicians."
The AFL-CIO hopes to lay out a strategy to unite workers across the country behind its Raising Wages Agenda and behind a broad program of progressive action.
The two leading Democratic presidential contenders met behind closed doors with top union leaders to talk positions and strategy.
Jeb Bush, a boy born to wealth and privilege, lectured last week that Americans should work longer hours.
Retired unionists represent the consistently largest and most-active political constituency - the elderly.
"Bernie realizes that workers' rights in the U.S. remain under attack and near the bottom of the world's democracies."
The June 9 Democratic primary in Virginia ended in a clean sweep for a new labor and community group's roster of candidates.
The meetings are important because the teachers unions are known for their members' political activism, intelligence, credibility, and reach.