"We see 20 percent of our workforce being deported; half of Texas' construction workers are undocumented."
"Investors and companies have received benefits," Trumka said, "while workers have not, this has to change."
Chávez was also an early environmentalist, warning the public of the devastating effects of pesticides on both farmworkers and consumers.
When many working families are facing hardship and workers' rights are under attack, solidarity is still our best defense.
"The Food Service Industry experiences the highest number of burns of any employment sector, about 12,000 each year."
Demonstrators protesting the national wave of wage and safety cuts and anti-union assaults, were led by the West Virginia AFL-CIO and joined by national labor leaders.
Workers caught the nation's attention by saying "Enough is enough!" to low wages, lousy working conditions and lack of rights.
Walker's deception confronts overwhelming evidence that RTW will further hurt a low-wage state that needs more buying power.
Longshore workers are ready, willing and able to clear the backlog created by the industry's poor decisions.
Over 3000 marchers and tens of thousands of observers lined up along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in solidarity with the theme Black Lives Matter.