CWA members, union supporters and community activists rallied outside of a St. Louis Verizon store.
Many of the women and men had their children with them, some experiencing the fight for justice for the first time.
Wealthy conservatives are behind a ballot initiative that would restrict unions' involvement in political campaigns.
Solidarity is key to the victory of any strike, especially for the 45,000 Verizon workers fighting to save their jobs and benefits at the bargaining table.
The 45,000 strikers walked off the job this weekend because the company has refused to budge since negotiations began July 22.
With the Republicans poised to write draft legislation affirming the controversial trade pact between the U.S. and Colombia, labor stepped up its drive against the agreement.
Only 2 percent of 90,000 Comcast workers nationally are organized. This was the second vote in five years at the Pullman facility.
Labor leaders, while endorsing the president's budget deficit speech, say job creation will need to be addressed if the long-term fiscal health of the nation is to be restored.
AT&T's purchase of T-Mobile could open the way for unionization of the thousands of T-Mobile workers who have been denied a voice on the job.
The Huffington Post, labor says, makes millions off its so-called "citizen journalists" - without paying them a dime.