In front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall, tens of thousands of union members, their allies in the human rights, faith and workers’ rights communities rallied to demand Congress to focus on jobs if they want to get the economy moving again.
Amid the crowds were hundreds of United Steelworkers listening to guest speakers such as AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka.
"We come together today because America needs jobs, good jobs, jobs that support families - all families,” he said. “Jobs that give our young people paths of opportunity, not obstacles. Jobs that allow people to retire with dignity.”
Andy Harkulich, a Steelworker from USW Local 1660 who traveled from Farrell, PA said, “We need to get our supporters excited again and an event like this helps.”
MSNBC host Ed Schultz asked the audience of over 200,000 to remember the message, “We cannot give up on November 2.”
“This is a fight for America,” he said. "It's about the people standing up to the corporations."