The AFL-CIO will probe new ways of organizing itself and the broader labor movement and its allies to meet what it says are the changing times.
"Ninety-four percent of the country pays Social Security taxes on all their income. Six percent do not. This has got to change."
The second largest cab company in Las Vegas has forced its drivers - the first taxi drivers to unionize, more than a decade ago - to strike.
The German model of collective bargaining, and what the U.S. can learn from it, was the top topic of conversation.
"This is a major victory for working families. We work hard to support our families, we fought hard against cuts that would have destroyed thousands of jobs."
These students are finally ready to tell McDonald's, "Enough!"