Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton supports comprehensive labor law reform, and she says she really means it.
"Since the death of Trayvon Martin, the AFL-CIO has worked to open a constructive dialogue around the role of race."
"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."
Union leaders passed a resolution that calls upon the AFL-CIO to add a demand for single-payer heath insurance to the federation's Raising Wages campaign.
"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.
Corporate defiance by AT&T led members of CWA and their families to rally outside the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis on July 17.
All are employed by huge corporations that have been awarded contracts by the federal government, and all earn poverty wages.
Unionists at the confab included a large delegation from the CWA, a former top Unite Here activist, and AFL-CIO officials Liz Shuler and Tefere Gebre.
On this date in 1886, brewery workers in San Francisco declared a historic victory against the brewery owners.