The UFW is calling for putting pressure on the giant Driscoll Company in solidarity with the striking workers.
The demonstrators had a single-minded determination to send a message to McDonald's on the eve of its stockholders meeting.
The quest of 7,500 fired New Orleans teachers and school staffers for back pay and damages ended in a loss at the Supreme Court.
Restaurant workers loudly cried in protest, "$2.13 is not the American Dream," at the National Restaurant Association's trade show.
In current negotiations, the management trustees of the union's pension propose to radically change the union's pension plan.
Hundreds of retirees and their supporters rallied in connection with hearings held by the White House Commission on Aging.
The two cases show that unions can defend their pensions - pensions which often make up for artificially lowered pay.
Saying "we need to reward work, not wealth," the group unveiled a massive grassroots campaign for "A Progressive Agenda."
APWU members will rally in over 85 cities for improved postal services and to protect good, living-wage jobs.
Union leaders hailed the Senate vote, which forces senators to postpone the debate on fast-track until after the Memorial Day recess.