Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton supports comprehensive labor law reform, and she says she really means it.
"Since the death of Trayvon Martin, the AFL-CIO has worked to open a constructive dialogue around the role of race."
"It's a sign of the times and how important the fight is that five major presidential candidates would come here in a 24-hour period."
Union leaders passed a resolution that calls upon the AFL-CIO to add a demand for single-payer heath insurance to the federation's Raising Wages campaign.
"Americans deserve better than mean-spirited, self-serving politicians."
The AFL-CIO hopes to lay out a strategy to unite workers across the country behind its Raising Wages Agenda and behind a broad program of progressive action.
All are employed by huge corporations that have been awarded contracts by the federal government, and all earn poverty wages.
On this date in 1886, brewery workers in San Francisco declared a historic victory against the brewery owners.
President Obama named the board, at the request of the unions representing the railroad's 4,000 workers, on July 16.
The Obama administration is blasting a GOP-authored money bill that would underfund the Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services Depts.