Union leaders had sharp words for the pro-business tilt of two U.S. Supreme Court rulings issued on the final day of the court's year, June 30.
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.
The event was about more than pay - the workers live in constant fear; "Once you step into that plant, you cannot speak your mind."
With their six-year contract about to expire, talks being held between the ILWU and the managers of Pacific coastal ports are going down to the wire.
Delegates from all over the country, representing some 270,000 Unite Here members, are converging on this city June 25-27 for the union's constitutional convention.
My members, along with hundreds of labor, community, faith and student allies, have arrived to show support to fast food workers organizing for $15-an hour and a union.
"We are not letting anybody divide the unions of the Connecticut AFL-CIO!" exclaimed Randi Weingarten to a standing ovation and loud applause.
A painting contractor accused of threatening, bribing, interrogating, discriminating against and firing pro-union workers went without an attorney, and ended up being the prosecution's best witness.
The 9-0 ruling cheered the NEA, whose Alabama affiliate - the largest and most-influential union in the state - provided the attorneys for whistleblower Edward Lane in lower court arguments.
Wynne swept to victory in the voting in Canada's largest province, home to approximately one of every three Canadians.