It was not only the 49 lives that were snuffed out by bullets last Sunday; the jobs of all surviving employees at Pulse were also casualties.
Labor and community organizers worked tirelessly throughout the day to stage events that engaged the community in vibrant ways.
Richard Trumka remarked, "We deserve better" than Donald Trump's racism.
Over 5,000 joined the Chicago Teachers Union for a Tailgate Party and Solidarity Rally for public education and a fair contract
Their contract with ArcelorMittal expired September 1; the union is staying on the job in hopes of a fair contract, but are ready to fightback in what are very tough negotiations.
United Steelworkers (USW) union members and allies demonstrated this past week in two separate rallies for a fair contract for workers who produce steel.
Teachers union activists assembled at the Chicago Public School Board before classes began to protest plans to expand for-profit charter schools.
"The Food Service Industry experiences the highest number of burns of any employment sector, about 12,000 each year."
The American Horror Story ad reflects what is said to be labor's priority - to defeat sitting right-wing governors in the four states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Florida.
"I'm going to stray from my usual convention speech; I'm going to talk about something that may be difficult and uncomfortable, but what I'm going to say needs to be said."