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As I’ve somehow became a national expert on the relationship between the labor and environmental movements, I often get asked to comment on stories like this one in the Albany Times-Union on a plan burn old tires to fuel a local cement plant. This seems like…not a real great idea. But, jobs. Labor unions and […]
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On June 17, 1936, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee was created. This pioneering industrial union was critical in the mass organizing of the nation’s giant factories in arguably the nation’s most important industry. It’s eventual success combined with the organizing of auto to allow the CIO to succeed and the transformation of the American labor […]
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This is the grave of Philip Murray, former CIO president and of the United Steelworkers of America. Murray emigrated from Scotland in 1902, arriving in Pittsburgh. He was 16 years of age. He then went into the coal mines. He became involved with the United Mine Workers of America in 1904 and he punched the […]

ATI Lockout

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On September 2, 2015
Last week, I wrote about the ATI lockout of their union mills. Wanted to highlight this issue once again. The United Steelworkers held a big rally in Pittsburgh yesterday to pressure the company to end the lockout and negotiate a fair contract with the union. The lockout and union-busting could devastate the steel towns that […]
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