The old appeal policy left hundreds of thousands of coal miners, disabled from black lung disease, usually without a penny of benefits before they died.
Eploited port truck drivers at the nation's largest cargo terminal, Los Angeles-Long Beach, won another round in their long fight for fair pay, job protections and the right to organize.
It was to shine a light on how working families are affected negatively by the high cost of living in the city and the lack of livable wages.
"Steel jobs provide decent living wages and help support a lot of other jobs in the community; the company wants to take that away."
Their contract with ArcelorMittal expired September 1; the union is staying on the job in hopes of a fair contract, but are ready to fightback in what are very tough negotiations.
In other words: To make money for the shareholders, workers have to go without; to keep the banks happy, public schools have to tighten their belts.
"A war on worker rights to come together and fight for a voice on the job is being waged by corporations that HRC asks the LGBT community to celebrate."
The strawberries, blackberries and blueberries sold everyday in U.S. supermarkets are largely picked by indigenous families speaking the same ancient languages.
United Steelworkers (USW) union members and allies demonstrated this past week in two separate rallies for a fair contract for workers who produce steel.
The win is the biggest in the history of Teamsters Joint Council 42, which covers Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii.