CWA members, union supporters and community activists rallied outside of a St. Louis Verizon store.
The third big front in the right-wing Republican-business state-by-state war on workers, in Missouri, ended when the state legislature adjourned in May.
American Water made $268 million in profits last year and paid its top seven executives a combined $12.5 million, but wants big cuts from workers, the union says.
"This is about eliminating the organizations that represent people. With one vote they are trying to take away our rights."
Referring to the state legislature's Republican leadership, Mike Louis, from International Association Machinists District 9, said, "These people are not our friends."
With the increased attacks on unions from the right wing, it's more important than ever to note just how much organized labor does for the community.
ST. LOUIS - A nationwide, month-long "It's About The Jobs" bus tour organized by the Painters Union made a lively stop here last weekend.
ST. LOUIS - "The right wing wants to keep America from succeeding; they want to keep the president from succeeding; they want to keep us from succeeding."
ST. LOUIS - "To eliminate Saturday service would destroy the Postal Service," Tony Harris, president of the American Postal Workers Union Gateway District Area Local, said July 12.
"We represent the workers of this state," Labor Council President Bob Soutier told union leaders and political candidates here at a Labor 2010 Kick-off meeting.