Hundreds of thousands of union members marched past the White House to protest Ronald Reagan's union-busting.
The bombing took place two weeks after the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I'm going to stray from my usual convention speech; I'm going to talk about something that may be difficult and uncomfortable, but what I'm going to say needs to be said."
All the honorees are examples of "courage, compassion and dedication or all three," said Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando.
What workers win at the bargaining table can be and often is yanked away by men and women in black robes - or sometimes it can be restored by them, too.
Whenever the subject of raising hourly pay to a livable level comes up in Los Angeles, you can expect two stalwart foes: The Chamber of Commerce and the Central City Association.
Of course, these victories did not happen just because a bunch of religious folks showed up to press an issue of justice, but because everyone worked together.
Henry Ford in particular was the poster child of anti-unionism in the heady days of strikes and strife, preferring profits over workers' rights.
The CWA created the Democracy Initiative after seeing how a combination of political factors combined to thwart pro-democracy/pro-worker legislation and initiatives.
The message draws both on Catholic social thought, which has endorsed unions for 125 years, and the more-recent strongly pro-worker statements of new Pope Francis I.