In Des Moines, Iowa, it was much more like a fundamentalist Christian revival meeting than a political rally.
LA Black workers and anti wage theft activists have joined forces to demand that the city take action on Black workers' economic plight.
While the economy added jobs, the workers barely added to their paychecks.
Labor leaders presented real plans and logical solutions for creating clean jobs that sustain the labor movement and reduce or eliminate harm to the environment.
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.
Union labor will build the housing in an economically targeted investment program in all five boroughs.
"The union movement should join with others who are saying 'instead of building more prisons, we should be creating more jobs and offering more job training.'"
"Far too many people are still killed on the job -- 13 workers every day taken from their families tragically and unnecessarily."
The workshop on full employment at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference of the CBCF was the most important one of all.
Walmart suddenly closed five stores giving its employees only a few hours notice and laying off an estimated 2,200 workers.