The pioneering Retail Workers Bill of Rights will give an estimated 40,000 hourly workers greater stability in their schedules and hours.
Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.
"We cannot afford to add to driver fatigue by rolling back hours-of-service regulations, which were carefully crafted over the course of more than two decades."
"The industry employing her is in receipt of the working energy of a human being at less than its cost, and to that extent is parasitic."
The Senate tried to raise the nation's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. But its Democratic sponsors needed 60 votes to start debate, and got six fewer than that.
The target will be schemes to cut postal services, end Saturday pickup and delivery, and fire or let go by attrition hundreds of thousands of workers.
The death of fast-track, Obama told the Center for American Progress, gives him the opportunity to construct a new trade policy to benefit workers in the U.S. and worldwide, that guarantees labor rights, that protects "buy America" federal, state and local rules and that is not tilted towards corporations, among other positive factors.
The money bill's positives led Richard Trumka to call it "a good start that moves in the right direction" on spending priorities.
On Sept. 25, 1789, the first Congress of the U.S. approved 12 amendments to the recently adopted U.S. Constitution, and sent them to the states for ratification.
Unionists will hit the streets by the thousands in August, campaigning all-out for comprehensive immigration reform.