"When people use the word "immigrant" as an insult or as a way to degrade people - I take it personally."
Hundreds of Chicago's retail and fast food workers rallied at St. James Cathedral last night after having walked off their jobs early in the day.
The workers were protesting at the South Carolina Medical College Hospital demanding wage increases and union recognition.
Union leaders have strongly supported comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to eventual legalization and citizenship for 11 million undocumented people.
The president of Mexico's National Union of Miners, Metalworkers and Steelworkers, known as Los Mineros, reveals the government and business rot in detail.
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The Steelworkers, the Autoworkers and the AFL-CIO formally oppose letting Japan join talks on the latest controversial "free trade" treaty, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The musicians, members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 6, overcame draconian proposals to slash pay of substitutes and extras.
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Police managed to peacefully disperse the massive crowd. Firefighters responded to the alarms with trucks, ambulances, EMTs, and specially trained union members.