The crowd demanded Congress pass legislation providing a path to citizenship and other legal rights for the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the U.S.
"This is nothing more than a politically motivated attack on workers designed to eliminate your voice."
A lawsuit by thousands of Colombians whose relatives were killed by Chiquita's right wing squads is working its way through federal court in Florida.
"From making sure citizenship for the 11 million is achievable not only in theory, but in fact, to maintaining family unity, the labor movement's immigration campaign is just getting started."
Unite Here Local 19, which sponsored the protest, has been struggling for union recognition at the Hyatt Santa Clara for four years.
The British Trades Union Congress, the umbrella organization for that nation's unions, will push for a specific pay cap for Britain's executive class.
Thousands of New York City fast food workers staged a second one-day walkout from their jobs.
City workers gathered in front of City Hall April 2 with a message for City Council members starting to discuss a new two-year budget.
An assassin's bullet felled the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. King had come to Memphis to support a strike by the city's sanitation workers.
Striking silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey were increasingly at odds with police, who repeatedly crushed their efforts to hold rallies.