Facing cuts in wages and health care as well as total elimination of their pensions, workers at the highly profitable Conn-Selmer plant went on strike.
"Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed" - Lincoln's quote opened the United Steelworkers Convention.
CWA members, union supporters and community activists rallied outside of a St. Louis Verizon store.
The sounds of support from passing drivers reached us before we got to the picket line in an industrial area of Syracuse on Thursday.
Many of the women and men had their children with them, some experiencing the fight for justice for the first time.
Wealthy conservatives are behind a ballot initiative that would restrict unions' involvement in political campaigns.
Air Canada is the world's ninth largest passenger airline and was an independent government-owned enterprise until its privatization in the 1980s.
Labor, community, faith, women, youth and environmental activists discussed, debated and got fired up for the fights ahead.
Solidarity is key to the victory of any strike, especially for the 45,000 Verizon workers fighting to save their jobs and benefits at the bargaining table.
The 45,000 strikers walked off the job this weekend because the company has refused to budge since negotiations began July 22.