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On Monday's Rick Smith Show , I invited Jim Savage United Steelworker local 10-1 president from Philadelphia to talk about the ongoing oil workers strike. The strike is in its 16th day, and surprise,
by The Rick Smith Show
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 08:22 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Steelworkers and steel company CEOs, red and blue politicians, often at each other’s throats, have allied to confront a surge in dumped foreign steel, an illegal practice that jeopardizes the ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:13 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Originally posted at [http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17639-the-economy-of-the-squeegee Truthout.org]. In major urban centers, car washing is an industry that relies on full-time labor. Like ...
by amybdean
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 09:47 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
This blog is cross-posted at StewartAcuff.com This past Saturday was a perfect spring-summer day in Chicago. The sun was bright. The air and sky were clear. There was a cool breeze off the lake. I ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon May 20, 2013 at 07:41 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
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by David Nir
Comment Count 34 comments on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 05:00 AM PST with 16 Recommends
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania workers lost one of their brothers this week. Pete DiPietro was a big man with a bigger heart. Its a big loss. He will be greatly missed. Valley loses an advocate for ...
by srfRantz
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 11:50 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Let’s be honest. Sometimes, outside of election campaign seasons, even progressives wonder what’s so great about unions. Sure, we had a role to play before job safety laws, the eight-hour day, ...
by Liz Shuler
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 10:59 AM PST with 84 Recommends
On Satruday, January 5th, layed-off steelworker, Robert Jennings, 59, shot himself in a shed on his property in southern Pennsylvania. Sorrow and anger soon filled up the Facebook page of USW Local ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 09:35 AM PST with 15 Recommends
is a fictional character created by my father. When I told him I was going to pursue a career as an actor, he sat down and wrote a play, a monologue, a memoir for me to perform. He wrote about the ...
by srfRantz
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 12:44 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Scene 11: Strikes Well, even with all those dumb smart guys runnin’ things, I figured I had it better than the old man ever did. I remember during the Depression the old man was workin’ at #6 ...
by srfRantz
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 01:38 PM PST with 11 Recommends
I'm skipping ahead a bit. To post some scenes related to my other recent diary postings. This is one of my favorites. Scene 10: Smart Dumb Guys You know we had a pretty good record considering ...
by srfRantz
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 01:34 PM PST with 7 Recommends
We report. You decide. Back in 2003 I was preparing to perform my Dad's memoir of life at Bethlehem Steel here in Bethlehem PA. (see my previous diaries for some excerpts) I came in contact with ...
by srfRantz
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 12:59 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Scene 3: Teamwork We rolled as many different sections as we had nationalities. As I recall 42, 44 somethin’ like that. Anything from 5 x 5 to 8 x 8 angle, bulb angles, 8" channel to 15" channel ...
by srfRantz
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:07 AM PST with 7 Recommends
I think this was my Dad's favorite story from the play. I remember him calling me up all proud and excited after he wrote it and reading it to me over the phone. I was blown away. This was the first ...
by srfRantz
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 05:51 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Tom Rice does not support Georgetown steelworkers.
by Jamie Sanderson
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 03:50 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Retired Steelworker Steve Skvara of Indiana was shocked to see himself in a political ad by Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown. Watch to hear what he has to say to the GOP candidate.
by Jamie Sanderson
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 10:37 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
Kansas City's GST Steel had been making steel rods for 105 years when Romney and his partners took control in 1993. They cut corners and extracted profit from the business at every turn, placing it ...
by Jamie Sanderson
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 06:02 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Ravenswood, WV - A benefit concert and rally for United Steelworkers (USW) Local 5668 who work at Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, WV will be held September 8.
by Jamie Sanderson
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Sep 05, 2012 at 03:22 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
"My lips are not only thin, they're sealed." We know many of the details of Mitt Romney's upcoming fundraisers in London. We know that the dinner costs $25,...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 08:50 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
A wave of corporate change is rising because the rabble and the stockholders share an interest: decent corporate governance. To shareholders, decent means more long-term corporate vision providing ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed May 23, 2012 at 06:17 AM PDT with 11 Recommends