The union's action came after the latest federal mediation session ended with American Crystal Sugar continuing to insist on its July 28, 2011 contract offer-which union members voted down 90-10 percent.
Many working people gathered in Indianapolis over the past few weeks to stand up against this legislation.
Several hundred CWA Local 1101 Verizon workers and their supporters rallied Jan. 26 in front of 140 West Street to say, "Settle our contract!"
"Any right-to-work effort in Michigan is going to be met with the fiercest opposition organized labor has ever brought against a single issue," said a building trades leader.
"It's a new day, a new labor movement," and "victory can come to the 99 percent if we stand united," said AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker.
Last month the Obama administration issued some of the most pro-worker rules the country has seen in 35 years, covering union elections, hours of work and wages, among other things.
The same highly-profitable nationwide utility that is trying to drastically raise rates on its St. Louis customers is using workers from a non-union labor law-breaking company to try to replace its Utility Worker members.
Republican union busters are planning, just in time for the holidays, a shut down of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Just days before Election Day, 2011, a national group devoted to workers rights has issued a scathing report about Republican intentions toward workers.
Workers at American Crystal Sugar's seven plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa rejected, by a nine to one margin in a Nov. 1 vote, the company's latest demands.