Oil industry obstinance, especially its refusal to even discuss worker safety issues, forced tens of thousands of Steelworkers to strike.
"Today it's your turn to step up to the plate and help other workers without unions organize, just as those unions stood with you 30 years ago."
"The pact shows the chain recognizes the nurses' devotion to assuring the highest level of quality care for patients as well as protections for the nurses who deliver that care."
Union demonstrators picket in front of 35 Kaiser Permanente locations throughout the state on behalf of some 2,600 mental health clinicians.
The union workers of FairPoint believe in serving their customers, not kowtowing to the company's greedy Wall Street owners.
The national wave of protests, which could be the biggest yet to hit the giant retailer outlets, comes on the heels last week of the first sit down strikes in Walmart's history.
Workers at the General Motors plant in Atlanta, Georgia participated in a sit-down strike, which was part of a greater ongoing wave of labor organizing during the 1930s.
The group was joined by hundreds of Californians who rallied outside the store in Pico Rivera, the site of the first Walmart strikes in 2012.
"I'm sitting down on strike today to protest Walmart's illegal fear tactics and to send a message to management and the Waltons that they can't continue to silence us!"
The settlement will protect teacher's health care and pensions and establishes, for the first time, a program to control the growth of class sizes.