Major unions and the AFL-CIO announced their support for President Obama’s action to provide new legal status for appx. 4 million undocumented immigrants. The Service Employees International Union and its partners launched a new website where immigrant families can learn if they are eligible and get help.
Nineteen-year-old Clara Lemlich led a strike of 20,000 garment workers, with the exhortation, "I move that we go on general strike . . . now!"