The workers all say Christie did not make a required $900 million payment to the state and local workers' pension plan. He wants the workers to shoulder the load, instead.
The convention was arguably the most open and broadly attended in the party's history. Events were live streamed and open to the press.
Themed "Building Retiree Power," the ARA convention focused on income inequality and preserving Americans' right to a secure retirement.
At the Peoples World panel on June 13 called "Working for a Living: New Challenges," workers who have been part of the Fight for 15 campaign to raise fast food wages made their voices heard.
Yuri Kochiyama died June 1 in Berkeley, Calif., at age 93. The lifelong champion of civil rights catapulted to national attention under tragic circumstances.