"We cannot cut our way to job creation," the Rev. Roosevelt Broadnax told labor and community allies.
The "right to work for less" law can be overturned.
The unions and their allies have launched campaigns against the budget cutting ideas, contacting lawmakers both in D.C. and at home.
Palermo's factory workers banded together and presented their employer with a petition stating their intent to unionize so they could effectively discuss issues of safety, health and wages.
"Too many new teachers enter our schools feeling unprepared. We shouldn't tolerate that in a profession so important to our country's future."
On this day in 1906, the first ever sit-down strike in American history took place at the General Electric plant in Schenectady, N.Y.
Symphony halls will be full as orchestra musicians - many who are members of American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) - fill the air with holiday-themed concerts.
Non-union workers at Oakland Airport were backed by their union counterparts as they told the port commissioners just why they are struggling for the right to organize.
Several thousand marched from 34 Street and Broadway to Times Square to rally for living wages here and around the country.
Canadian workers joined the union a year after it was formed, at which point it came to be called the International Union of Steam Engineers.