A thousand union supporters rally in Newburgh

On Monday, labor organizers throughout the Hudson Valley and the Catskills demonstrated in droves in Newburgh to show their solidarity with unions around the country on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination.

The gathering, which reportedly drew over 1,000 demonstrators, was part of a national "We Are One" day event. In New York, the demonstration struck a chord with teachers and other public employees who are facing cuts because of Governor Andrew Cuomo's stringent new budget.

Our frequent video contributor (and advertiser) Jessica Vecchione attended the rally as a protester and interviewed many of her fellow attendees. She sent us the video report above.