As might be expected in a presidential election year, politics will take center stage when the AFL-CIO Executive Council meets.
Romney's opposition to project labor agreements won him a standing ovation from the anti-worker, anti-union group.
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney came to town Friday, but autoworkers were in no mood to give him a free pass.
The party cleavage was stark in the GOP-run House last year on key votes. Unions use the AFL-CIO figures as part of their evaluations when deciding, locally, whether to support or oppose an incumbent lawmaker.
The Missouri Legislature is debating anti-immigrant bills targeting students, non-English-speaking drivers and the federal government.
Many working people gathered in Indianapolis over the past few weeks to stand up against this legislation.
Union leaders view positively the emphasis President Obama put on economic themes in his State of the Union address, particularly his call for the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes .
Workers, their unions and their allies are gearing up for more tough legislative fights in 2012.
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.
The struggle for workers' collective bargaining rights suffered a blow in Indiana, but the fight is not over yet.