"For too long, these companies have gotten public support only to have them take advantage of the workers and their families, forcing overtime and unsafe staffing levels."
Some 65 workers at Oaks Corner have been without a contract for two and a half years, and haven't had a raise in eight years.
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. labor movement, is challenging her colleagues to promote more women to top jobs.
"As a teacher I've always placed a premium on what we know, and what we know is that there hasn't been a trade deal yet that benefitted the American people."
A massive fight-back has already begun, and even some long-time Republican legislators are questioning the wisdom of the Walker budget.
A group of the nation's top union leaders, looking dead serious, filed silently in and up to the front of the press room at the Westin Hotel in Atlanta.
Trashing promises to provide a fair hearing, the Republican leader of Wisconsin's state Senate labor committee rammed through a bill that would make union shops illegal.
Workers caught the nation's attention by saying "Enough is enough!" to low wages, lousy working conditions and lack of rights.
The 29 West Coast ports together handle a quarter of the country's international trade, or about $1 trillion a year, crucial to U.S. economy.
Walker's deception confronts overwhelming evidence that RTW will further hurt a low-wage state that needs more buying power.