Activists taking part included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Latino civil rights figure Cesar Chavez, and then-presidential candidate and civil rights defender Jesse Jackson.
Three supporters of outsourced workers were arrested this morning for blocking equipment removal at the Bain-owned Sensata Technologies plant.
The nation's Catholic bishops have strongly denounced worker exploitation in the U.S. economy, and reaffirmed the positive role that unions play.
AT&T "is manufacturing a crisis that doesn't exist" so it can squeeze us while making billions in profits every quarter. "They're trying to take away our benefits, slash our health care, trying to underfund our pensions."
Ada Edwards, a former Houston city councilor, spoke along with the pastor at St. John's Methodist Church. When you win, we all win, she told the hundreds of workers at the rally.
Two hundred thirty members of USW Local 624 have been on strike since May at the Husky Energy refinery, mainly over family issues.
CWA spent years contacting the customer service reps at American Airlines and was ready to hold a union election just as management took the company into bankruptcy.
"Working at a site without air on a 90-degree day and trying to keep my staff and donors from passing out was part of my daily challenge."
While President Obama is pushing for more safety, he warned business groups are pushing back with an "all out assault."
New York City taxi drivers and supporters gathered at the headquarters of the United Federation of Teachers in lower Manhattan.