Labor is increasing its attention on the GOP-run House, where the vote is expected to be much closer and up for grabs.
The UFW is calling for putting pressure on the giant Driscoll Company in solidarity with the striking workers.
The organic food industry especially should hold itself to high standards for labor practices.
USW members who work for Marathon have gone without pay for nearly three months because they know what's at stake: Their lives.
The TPP would give firms and investors "rights and privileges" that make it safer to take production overseas to low-wage, labor and human rights violators.
"U.S. railroads now transport 400,000 tank-car loads of oil yearly, passing through thousands of cities, towns, and communities where we live."
Chávez was also an early environmentalist, warning the public of the devastating effects of pesticides on both farmworkers and consumers.
The former judge who heard the 4,016 cases in the explosion's aftermath is speaking out for the strikers.
"For too long, these companies have gotten public support only to have them take advantage of the workers and their families, forcing overtime and unsafe staffing levels."
"The miniscule number of jobs it would create are far outweighed by the enormous damage that this project creates to our health and in accelerating the climate crisis."