Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Call Senator Specter

Yesterday, your U.S. Senator, Arlen Specter, announced that he would vote against even allowing a debate about the leveling the playing field with the Employee Free Choice Act.

He said that he doesn't believe that this is a good time to create more secure & good-paying union jobs. If we're going to get out of our current economic mess, Pennsylvania will need those secure jobs now, more than ever.

It doesn't make sense - how can someone who is such a strong supporter of the democratic process refuse to allow even a simple, meaningful debate about such an important issue?

Senator Specter and his staff need to hear from you. Please take 5 minutes to call his office and tell him what you think.

Click here to call Senator Specter for free

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Specter Now Opposes Right to Organize

Statement from American Rights at Work Executive Director Mary Beth Maxwell Print

March 24, 2009

Josh Goldstein
202-822-2127 x118
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WASHINGTON, DC— The Employee Free Choice Act is critical legislation that will restore our middle class and give workers back the freedom to bargain for a better life. The mission to restore our middle class has never been more important than it is right now.

Senator Specter has been a supporter of the Employee Free Choice Act including as an original cosponsor in 2005. He has continually acknowledged the need for practical solutions to the huge barriers workers in our country face when trying to form a union. His statement today opposing an up or down vote and real discussion is inconsistent with his own record of support for working people.

We will continue to work with Democrats and Republicans to pass this vital legislation and make the economy work for everyone again.

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American Rights at Work is a labor advocacy and policy organization dedicated to promoting the freedom of workers to form unions and bargain collectively.

Monday, March 23, 2009

CLUW Supports EFCA-- On the Union Edge

Carol Rosenblatt Executive Director of the Coalition of Labor Union Women was a guest on Southwestern PA's radio show-- The Union Edge, AM-770
To listen:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Community-Labor Good Jobs Townhall

Please join community and labor leaders including SEIU, CWA, ATU 85, IUOE 95, Teamsters 926, UNITEHERE, UFCW, Sierra Club, PIIN, Pittsburgh UNITED, CLUW, USW, PFT, and many more for a forum to discuss a worker’s right to organize and its benefits to our communities. The event will take place;

Saturday, February 28th
Calvary United Methodist Church
971 Beech Ave,
Pittsburgh 15233
(Corner of Beech and Allegheny Ave)

Elected officials are respectfully encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity to question a panel of community leaders and activists, distinguished elected officials, and labor leaders on the Employee Free Choice Act and related local issues. The right to organize creates a landscape where we can rebuild our communities through good jobs, hold corporations accountable, and ensure living wage jobs for our families. Join us as our community comes together to discuss the right to organize and its importance to rebuilding the fading American middle class.

for more information, visit:

THE HUDDLER: Community Event

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Welcoming a New Day on Trade and Globalization Policy

CLUW has signed on to the Citizens Trade Campaign's letter to Congress calling for new and just trade policies. The letter outlines the opportunities we have to develop new trade policies that serve America's workers, farmers, consumers and the global environment, including President-elect Obama's promise to renegotiate NAFTA, Sen. Brown and Rep. Michaud's comprehensive fair trade reform package called the TRADE Act, and rejection of hangover Bush NAFTA expansions.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Union Edge Radio Show

There's a new radio show in Pittsburgh! And it's all about "the union edge."

The Union Edge Talk Radio
KFB 770
Studio: 412 829-7100

Check out the website here:

and the blog here: