"USDA's plan will reduce the federal inspection process to a mere rubber stamp." The "USDA has pushed through its dirty chicken rule."
Rauner has made stopping what he calls the "chokehold" that special interests have on Illinois state government a key part of his campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
The union expects that anger over Republican anti-union legislation will help drive large numbers of people to the polls.
"We are not going away until these Nissan workers win the right to a union, as the 150,000 unionized Nissan workers elsewhere."
He stressed that mass incarceration of people of color is not a result of a higher crime rate, but of laws that criminalize a whole class of people.
"Labor is perfectly positioned to unite a massive movement, to raise wages and to lift up our communities."
A delegation of senior-level trade union leaders from around the globe will travel to Canton, Mississippi, to meet with Nissan workers and community leaders.
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International employees and the United Auto Workers announced the formation of UAW Local 112, a new local union.
More than 200,000 low-wage workers got big wins from New York Mayor de Blasio and the Obama administration's Labor Department.
Despite current battles brewing, Yale's new president, Peter Salovey, came by to shake hands with each of the workers, recognizing the respect they had won in the hard fought 1984 battle.