The room was filled with a who's who of labor leaders, with drop in visits from the Governor, Lt Governor, and everybody else in the administration. It was the Labor Reception room at the state Democratic convention.
And there was Stephanie Johnson, president of Local 5051 at L+M hospital, my friend, on the over sized TV screen, playing major role.
It's no surprise. She led her members through a tough Lockout and proved she is a leader in the labor movement.
She is also the commissioner of the Commission on African-American Affairs.