When's the last time a presidential hopeful walked a picket line?
"This is a profession. This is a career. This is the best thing that's ever happened to me."
Groups came together to demonstrate their support for the workers at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Citrix who are fighting for quality jobs and fair treatment at the workplace.
Their contract with ArcelorMittal expired September 1; the union is staying on the job in hopes of a fair contract, but are ready to fightback in what are very tough negotiations.
The ATI ploy to sow dissension and jealousy in the community appears to have failed miserably: community members routinely drop off donuts and soup at union halls and send pizzas to the picket lines.
United Steelworkers (USW) union members and allies demonstrated this past week in two separate rallies for a fair contract for workers who produce steel.
All are employed by huge corporations that have been awarded contracts by the federal government, and all earn poverty wages.
Rauner's tactic is the latest in a nationwide campaign by the right, its business backers and its political puppets to trash workers, cut wages, destroy pensions and kill unions.
On a hot summer day in LA, Fermin Rodriquez, a fired El Super market worker, marched alongside community, labor and religious leaders.
The Roman Catholic Church and the U.S. labor movement are working more closely together than ever.