The USW has taken up the issue of rebuilding the nation's crumbling infrastructure as their central issue in the national elections.
If the NLRB accepts a recommendation from its own general counsel, the right of workers to strike for better wages and conditions could be greatly strengthened.
"While Donald Trump wages an indefensible anti-worker and anti-immigrant presidential campaign, the workers at his Las Vegas hotel are fighting for dignity."
"It was important that hundreds of people representing $15 and a union came out and that there was a sense of hooking that issue into the Presidential campaign."
Chants of "No Contract! No Peace!" spread throughout the campus last Saturday on a sunny fall afternoon.
Over the past 20 years, administrative, support and clerical workers have seen the UC system hold down their real wages by nearly 24 percent, the union says.
Not knowing when and for how long they will be at work makes it virtually impossible for workers to arrange for child care or have a good home life.
Having a work schedule you can depend on has joined raising the minimum wage as a winnable demand for America's millions of low-paid workers.
Do American workers lose out because of immigration? Gebre, himself a refugee, tackled the question at an LA summit on race and at the UN in NY.
"We made a really clear statement that you can't run a university without faculty and without students."