The AFL-CIO's determination to advance the struggle in southern red electoral states came alive Sunday, Oct. 26, with a Get Out the Vote rally.
She lived intensely: she fought for workers causes and the emancipation of women till here death..
For Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, unions are responsible for creating and sustaining the middle class, and represent what's right with the U.S.
"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.