"The company wanted to tell the workers the union can't do a damn thing for you."
"U.S. workers have a basic right to speak out and challenge sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace."
"Union halls used to be more than just places where you talk about work - they used to be part of the community, where all people could come and be together; we have to get back to that."
UAW workers overwhelmingly rejected the tentative agreement UAW leadership had previously reached with Fiat-Chrysler.
The bill allows workers to unionize through a simple majority card-check vote and ensures that companies can't stop a union from forming by denying a first contract.
Trumka says a wide-ranging coalition has already formed and is growing, to stop the scheme.
The CWA and the Teamsters reached a tentative first contract for 15,000 passenger services agents at American Airlines.
Jonathan Luther "John""Casey" Jones from Jackson, Tenn., was an American railroader who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad.
They came from cities up and down the East Coast to show their unity and support for each other in ongoing contract struggles.
A key issue in the rejection was the pact's apparent free hand to FiatChrysler to shift jobs between U.S. plants or to Mexico.