"Unions are far more democratic, transparent, and accountable to their members than this prime minister and his government are to taxpayers."
"Nurse-to-patient ratios is sound public policy, raising the bar for public safety."
Retired unionists represent the consistently largest and most-active political constituency - the elderly.
"Bernie realizes that workers' rights in the U.S. remain under attack and near the bottom of the world's democracies."
The cyber attack exposed confidential data, from medical records to Social Security numbers, of between four and 18 million workers.
The win is the biggest in the history of Teamsters Joint Council 42, which covers Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii.
Union leaders hailed the Supreme Court's decision legalizing gay marriage, but added there is still opposition to equal rights for gay people.
The case, Friedrichs v. CTA (California Teachers Association), involves a challenge supported by far right anti-union groups.
By and large, leaders applauded the ruling keeping the ACA's federal individual payments for health care insurance subsidies for users of health care exchanges, state or federal.
Rauner's tactic is the latest in a nationwide campaign by the right, its business backers and its political puppets to trash workers, cut wages, destroy pensions and kill unions.