The Republic Steel mill in south Chicago is sacred ground for the American labor movement.
With the presidential campaign in full swing following President Obama's formal re-election announcement, two top unions jumped in hard.
Former President George W. Bush lost U.S. jobs during a good economy. Obama has created jobs during the disastrous economy he inherited.
He seeks an open U.S. House seat this fall in the Democratic-leaning district centered around the state capital.
The labor movement says it formed the SuperPAC because it will allow unions to bring their program to non-union members.
The Missouri AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference provides union members with an opportunity to talk with their state representatives and state senators about issues important to working families.
They're starting with a $25,000 reward to anyone who comes forward with inside information about a corporation's hidden funding of a SuperPAC.
"As president, Barack Obama has placed his faith in America's working men and women to lead our country to economic recovery and to our full potential as a nation," Richard Trumka said during the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting.
Leo Gerard, president of the Steelworkers, described over breakfast his recurring nightmare.
The AFT, like a number of other unions, had already endorsed President Barack Obama before this meeting.