CHICAGO -- Thousands of union members, their families and supporters marched in solidarity with Unite Here's Congress Hotel workers on the sixth anniversary of the strike, June 15. Gov. Pat Quinn and city aldermen were among the rally speakers.
On May 11, hundreds of steelworkers rallied in Merrillville, Ind., demanding that manufacturing jobs be maintained in America. Lonnie Randolf, Indiana state representative and Tom Conway, United Steelworkers vice president speaking:
AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Richard Trumka speaks at the Steelworkers convention in early July about racism and the 2008 elections.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (5/20/08) -- Silicon Valley janitors, mostly immigrants from Mexico and Central America, walked out of Cisco Systems and Yahoo buildings in the first day of a Bay Area-wide strike intended to force building service contractors to sign a new agreement with their union, Service Employees Local 1877.