The AFT, like a number of other unions, had already endorsed President Barack Obama before this meeting.
Labor-backed Interfaith Worker Justice is mobilizing support for home health care workers.
Podhorzer said that by the end of today the AFL-CIO would be kicking off its 2012 election effort by issuing an official endorsement of President Obama's bid for re-election.
"This is the right time to do the right thing for a man who proved he is right for the job," said Steelworkers President Leo Gerard.
Republicans on the highly partisan House Education and the Workforce Committee blasted President Obama's recess appointments to the NLRB.
CWA's statement praised Obama but also took hard shots at the current GOP leader, former Massachusetts Governor and Bain Capital CEO Mitt Romney.
Even the jobless benefits bill, which both parties agree upon, is hung up by a partisan dispute over how to pay for the $150 billion measure.
Last month the Obama administration issued some of the most pro-worker rules the country has seen in 35 years, covering union elections, hours of work and wages, among other things.
The Service Employees became the third big union - and the second within Change To Win - to endorse Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election.
"You put out a different kind of fire," Solis said, referring to the key role firefighters played in the campaign.