Unions, led by the fire fighters and the AFL-CIO, are gathering aid for their members and other victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Will Parry," a warrior for working people for more than seven decades," died May 13 at the age of 93.
"Everything is very democratic," says Melvin Maclin. "We operate by one man one vote. We run things just like in our local. Our fight is far from over. At least we have a base to work from."
Some 30,000 flag-waving demonstrators marched down Broadway here on May Day demanding labor rights and immigration reform.