The CWA and the Teamsters reached a tentative first contract for 15,000 passenger services agents at American Airlines.
They came from cities up and down the East Coast to show their unity and support for each other in ongoing contract struggles.
A key issue in the rejection was the pact's apparent free hand to FiatChrysler to shift jobs between U.S. plants or to Mexico.
Groups came together to demonstrate their support for the workers at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Citrix who are fighting for quality jobs and fair treatment at the workplace.
"Steel jobs provide decent living wages and help support a lot of other jobs in the community; the company wants to take that away."
"The union movement should join with others who are saying 'instead of building more prisons, we should be creating more jobs and offering more job training.'"
"Jobs in the auto industry helped build America's middle class, but today they are adding to the nation's low-wage crisis."
"The movement for social and economic justice is growing faster in the South than anywhere else in the U.S."
Labor's Council for Latin American Advancement is advocating "strategic investment" in organizing Latinos and more use and promotion of workers' centers.
With another government shutdown looming, federal workers' unions are advising their members on how to cope with a sudden halt to their paychecks.