"Corporations are people in America and can run orchestrated campaigns to destroy working people. That's what gets me mad!"
Workers in the United States know organizing here in the belly of the corporate beast is no easy task.
Leaders of the United Auto Workers union are well aware of the attacks against workers worldwide. Their fightback program is called "PRO Members."
Retiring UAW President Bob King proclaimed a truism long understood by labor activists - "The amount of power you have determines the amount of justice you get."
Unionists ratified a new contract with the area's big food chains, and Local 770 passed the 100-store organizing mark at CVS, adding 2,000 members.
"The industry employing her is in receipt of the working energy of a human being at less than its cost, and to that extent is parasitic."
The United Auto Workers union is unfolding a fightback program at its 36th Constitutional Convention here this week.
The LA pension case affects 20,000 present municipal workers and the Illinois case affects 621,000 workers and retirees.
"This is a plan to close Post Offices and outsource postal work. A sign on the door that says 'We're closed, go to Staples.' It couldn't get much more obvious.
Fast food workers at the council meeting reportedly cried after the vote.