Honorees and attendees alike showed what solidarity looks like at the 2014 People's World Amistad Awards, "People & Nature before Profits."
He stressed that mass incarceration of people of color is not a result of a higher crime rate, but of laws that criminalize a whole class of people.
"We need to clearly, openly discuss the reality of racism in America, we have a big vision of a better nation.""
"Our brother killed our sister's son and we do not have to wait for the judgment of prosecutors or courts to tell us how terrible this is."
Filipino lettuce cutters and white packing shed workers struck the powerful Salinas Valley, California, growers and shippers, demanding union recognition and improved working conditions.
A National Weather Service meteorologist has given Metro Detroit the number # 1 ranking in its "misery index." And I deliver mail on foot, house to house, six days a week. That probably explains why I talk to my shoes. I may be delirious.
Labor unions, including some that did not at first like the idea, say that hooking up with nonunion workers' centers has helped them make gains, including growing their own memberships.
Thanks to the works of those who came before us, this new generation is equipped with the knowledge of how to make change, and it is become more and more apparent what we need to fight for.
This year organized labor joined with community, civil rights and other organizations and, together, they fashioned themselves into a new movement.
Resolution 5: "The AFL-CIO hereby invites every worker in the United States to join the labor movement either through an affiliate or through Working America."