Union workers at American Crystal Sugar plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa expect to return to work soon now that they approved a contract last Saturday.
She is best known for having written the folk song "Which Side Are You On?," which she wrote at the age of twelve while her father was out on strike with other coal miners.
But the unions added saving Saturday is not enough. Postal Workers President Cliff Guffey said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe still want to speed up mail sorting center closures.
Union leaders are criticizing President Obama's $3.78 trillion federal budget and spending blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.
The crowd demanded Congress pass legislation providing a path to citizenship and other legal rights for the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the U.S.
"This is nothing more than a politically motivated attack on workers designed to eliminate your voice."
A lawsuit by thousands of Colombians whose relatives were killed by Chiquita's right wing squads is working its way through federal court in Florida.
"From making sure citizenship for the 11 million is achievable not only in theory, but in fact, to maintaining family unity, the labor movement's immigration campaign is just getting started."
Unite Here Local 19, which sponsored the protest, has been struggling for union recognition at the Hyatt Santa Clara for four years.
The British Trades Union Congress, the umbrella organization for that nation's unions, will push for a specific pay cap for Britain's executive class.