Thousands of retired Teamsters have been blasted this month by major cuts to their pensions.
El Super market workers continued their fight for a fair contract with hundreds demonstrating last week.
Taxi drivers, like millions of other such exploited workers nationwide, are not "independent contractors" but are really employees.
"AFSCME members want a candidate who is committed to fixing our out-of-balance economy and raising incomes for working people."
"I am incredibly proud that there is finally a candidate speaking to the values I've held my whole life," said one worker.
Yale graduate student teachers and research assistants got a big boost in their decades-long quest for union rights.
Union labor will build the housing in an economically targeted investment program in all five boroughs.
Working women most want information on diet and nutrition, fitness and exercise, and issues around aging.
The students say they plan to continue to rally and build coalition until their status as skilled laborers is recognized.
Summit participants responded with sustained applause when Sarita Gupta, executive director of Jobs with Justice, said "the strongest form of workers' voice is having a union on the job."