In all, about 50,000 low-wage workers in St. Louis will see an immediate pay increase come October 15.
AFL-CIO's Trumka calls GOP immigration remarks "ugly" and "dangerous."
Protest activity against the convention and Bush's re-nomination included a broad range of marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience.
In two major moves towards corporate accountability to everyone else, states and cities are being urged to disclose total tax subsidies to corporations.
Sanders said they have the same goals of restoring the economy and the country to control of and benefit for the middle class, and urged them to join a mass movement to do just that.
Pope Francis I has been outspoken about the rights of workers to be valued and respected - including their rights to join unions - and against income inequality and poverty.
Wisconsin stands as the actual laboratory of failure for Republican ideology and pain for the people.
"We won't have justice in Maricopa County until Federal immigration agents get out of the county jail and stop relying on prejudiced policies."
"We thought it was important to hear his ideas: how he plans to take on the big-money interests that are strangling our political system and our economy."
Weingarten put the union's endorsement in the context of scrapping the Bush-era No Child Left Behind and its teach-to-the-test penalizing of students and schools.