Labor

West Virginia’s Future Grim as Their Past Is Demolished

The Huffington Post March 26, 2013 by Pat LaMarche According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) between 2006 and 2011, domestic coal consumption has decreased by about 10 percent but coal exports have more than doubled. Consumption isn’t the only thing that’s down, so is production. What that means is that for a number of reasons — including Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine disaster which killed 29 miners less than three years ago — conventional deep well mining in on the decline. Consequently, surface mining aka mountain top removal is up, amounting to nearly 50% of the total…


Jobs for All with a Green New Deal

by Jill E. Stein September 5, 2011 President Obama’s new job proposals are intended to send a political message that the President cares about the dismal state of the economy. But America needs a decisive and immediate solution, not a limited gesture for the unemployment emergency facing 25 million workers in need of full time jobs that aren’t there. We need a Green New Deal that will establish government’s responsibility to guarantee the right to a job for every American willing and able to work. The roots of this lie in the Employment Assurance concept that the Roosevelt administration used…


Let’s run union reps in the 2011 elections – labor can win in Philly!

an open Letter to Philly Unions .. STOP Supporting the Democrats and Republicans! Let’s Run Our Union Reps for City Council at Large & City Commisioner in 2011 as Green Party Candidates! I am a union representative for the UFCW, Local 152. Many of you know me or have heard about me in my run for State Representative where I produced the highest percentage of vote of any third party candidate in a three-way race – beating the Republican in Philadelphia! I produced this great victory because I stood for the issues, used basic union organizing skills, took NO corporate…