"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.
Now more than 30,000 responders are sick and many have died from respiratory diseases and other health problems.
The message of the demonstrators was that they are prepared to do whatever it takes to win respect and a living wage, $15 and a union.
The ruling clearing independent union leader Napoleon Gomez Urrutia of all remaining charges, paves the way for him to return to daily presidency of his union, Los Mineros.
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 tattered sign standing at the entrance of Ormet's North Gate pretty much says it all. It pleads to Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, for "some help" to save Ohio jobs.
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.
If there ever is a year that proves the importance of judges' rulings to workers' rights, 2014 is it. That's because the jurists in black robes spent much of the year taking rights away.
As the 2014 campaign passes Labor Day, anti-worker and anti-union governors, all right-wing and all elected in the 2010 GOP sweep - are top targets this fall.