My members, along with hundreds of labor, community, faith and student allies, have arrived to show support to fast food workers organizing for $15-an hour and a union.
The Bricklayers became the latest union to join the BlueGreen Alliance, a coalition of 16 unions and environmental groups working together.
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.
"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.
Rasheen Aldridge, an organizer with Show Me $15, has been fired because of his role as a protest organizer.
Opening a new front in their long campaign to improve Walmart, the "Walmart moms," members of OURWalmart, are taking on the company's chairman.