Referring to the state legislature's Republican leadership, Mike Louis, from International Association Machinists District 9, said, "These people are not our friends."
Members of union locals all over the country are laying plans now to make April 4th a day to remember at the nation's workplaces.
Huddling under a sea of umbrellas on a cold, rainy day, hundreds of union workers and their supporters rallied while chanting "Union Yes" and singing "Which side are you on."
Thousands of Texans converged and converged again for some of the biggest labor actions in decades.
Labor is planning a mass mobilization nationwide on April 4 to support workers' rights, specifically the right to collectively bargain.
AFL-CIO leaders have told a top aide to President Obama that the current fight in states over workers' rights must be used to discuss the future of the country and of workers.
"People are giving the labor movement another look now," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said at a press conference here March 1.
John Boehner's office told me he supports collective bargaining. Despite the lies, my vote went with labor. But what of those who believed the tea party?
The crowd in Helena was a cross-section of the state's population: women and men, youth and elders, and workers of all trades - union and non-union.
Michigan labor gathered here determined to stop the onslaught of anti-labor bills and budget cuts Republicans are pushing.