Danny Glover supports Workers United

Actor Danny Glover was in town last night lending his support to the new Workers United union which just spun off from UNITE HERE, the union formed in 2004 with a merger of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees and the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Workers.

"I chose this side because of their fresh ideas and meaningful response to the work of union organizing," said Glover, who joined UNITE in 2002 and fought for immigrants and other workers' rights in textile, hotel, laundry and food industries here and around the world, reports Kitty Caparella. Here's her full story.

Glover, rocking the casual hoodie, is pictured here with Lynne Fox, manager of the Philadelphia Joint Board of Workers United, the union's political director Erin Young, and advertising/PR man David Neff.