Union leaders passed a resolution that calls upon the AFL-CIO to add a demand for single-payer heath insurance to the federation's Raising Wages campaign.
"Americans deserve better than mean-spirited, self-serving politicians."
Fast food workers walked off their jobs and demonstrated in the thousands for a higher paycheck - $15 an hour.
The AFL-CIO hopes to lay out a strategy to unite workers across the country behind its Raising Wages Agenda and behind a broad program of progressive action.
Corporate defiance by AT&T led members of CWA and their families to rally outside the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis on July 17.
All are employed by huge corporations that have been awarded contracts by the federal government, and all earn poverty wages.
Hernández lost his left leg and arm and part of his right hand when he fell from the top of a moving freight train while trying to reach the U.S. - he was desperate.
Unionists at the confab included a large delegation from the CWA, a former top Unite Here activist, and AFL-CIO officials Liz Shuler and Tefere Gebre.
On this date in 1886, brewery workers in San Francisco declared a historic victory against the brewery owners.
President Obama named the board, at the request of the unions representing the railroad's 4,000 workers, on July 16.