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.
An administrative law judge threw out one of the dirtiest decertification elections in recent labor history.
"Jobs in the auto industry helped build America's middle class, but today they are adding to the nation's low-wage crisis."
"The labor rights and voting rights movements are interconnected - we must be smart enough to hook up; if we do, we can change this nation."
"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.
For Alaskan hotel workers, instead of battling weather and wilderness, they have been locked in a lengthy campaign for decent wages.
A tentative contract features gradual elimination of the system that the Detroit 3 automakers instituted after hitting the financial rocks during the Great Recession.