Groups came together to demonstrate their support for the workers at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Citrix who are fighting for quality jobs and fair treatment at the workplace.
Smisek and his overpaid boardroom buddies nationwide have swindled American workers and communities.
Americans are seeing the connection between unions and balancing the economy, allowing workers to come together to build a better life for their families.
"Hard-working families can't afford to have the financial industry and government creating a cozy relationship that allows Wall Street to write its own rules."
Modernized global economy requires a rewrite of the National Labor Relations Act and U.S. agreement and obedience to international labor law standards.
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.
Union leaders hailed the Supreme Court's decision legalizing gay marriage, but added there is still opposition to equal rights for gay people.
In a Q and A with journalists from Detroit and across the country, addressing "inequality" in the workplace and community was a common thread.
In the aftermath of the Great Depression during which poverty encompassed 60 percent of the senior population, Social Security was a major plank of Roosevelt's "New Deal."
To become more inclusive, to increase efforts to protect transgender workers and to fight for state laws that prevent employers from firing workers for their sexual orientation or gender expression.