Members of Chicago Jobs with Justice as well as Jobs to Move America coalesced in downtown Chicago to declare their support for a worker fired in retaliation for whistleblowing.
Unionists continue to campaign to get lawmakers to reject the scheme that would grease the skids for secret trade pacts.
The Chicago Teachers Union gathered downtown and marched in a massive show of unity after a tumultuous month at the negotiation table with Chicago Public Schools.
"Congresswoman Rice's about-face on Fast Track is a complete betrayal to all working men and women across this country."
The AFL-CIO is ramping up efforts to stop Fast Track with a targeted advertising blitz against undecided members of Congress.
Unions representing workers at the FAA are criticizing a House Republican proposal to spin off the administration.
On June 2, hundreds of unionists and their allies descended on the office of the Obama administration's U.S. Trade Representative.
The negotiations cover 10,000 IUE-CWA workers and another 6,000 workers from other U.S. unions.
"To say Illinois legislators are not for the middle class, but for the political class is disingenuous on the part of Gov. Bruce Rauner."
Teachers union activists assembled at the Chicago Public School Board before classes began to protest plans to expand for-profit charter schools.