Members of the Communications Workers of America, other unions and student and community allies protested outside of a Verizon wireless store.
The immediate struggle for pay raises and collective bargainingis part of the larger, national context for democracy and progressive change.
"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.
Podhorzer said that by the end of today the AFL-CIO would be kicking off its 2012 election effort by issuing an official endorsement of President Obama's bid for re-election.
The Washington-Baltimore area's two biggest grocery chains, Giant and Safeway, are "going nuclear" in their war against their combined 30,000 workers.
Electrical Workers Local 1 and the St. Louis chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association have launched the first electrical car training program in Missouri.
RWDSU is launching a campaign to bring workers' rights - including the right to organize - to some 5,000 car wash workers in New York City.
Romney's opposition to project labor agreements won him a standing ovation from the anti-worker, anti-union group.
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney came to town Friday, but autoworkers were in no mood to give him a free pass.
Serious Energy told the union that they were closing the plant right away and were not interested in finding a new buyer. Workers fought back.