Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Stand in Solidarity with Working People on April 4

Elected republithugs are violating the law, flaunting court orders, and ignoring public will to drag us all back to the days of sweatshops and robber barons. Are you going to let them get away with it? Join us on Monday for a nationwide series of events.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Pittsburgh Unity Fair Offers Help for All Working Families

Unemployment isn’t just a personal problem, it’s a community problem. Are you out of work, facing a lay-off, or under-employed? Do you know someone who is? The Pennsylvania Wants to Work! Resource, Jobs and Unity Fair can connect you with information, help, and support.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Vt. House Passes Single-Payer Health Care Bill | Common Dreams

Vt. House Passes Single-Payer Health Care Bill Common Dreams

Triangle Fire Centennial Holds Lessons for All of Us

Republithugs want to repeal safety rules made after 146 people died in 1911 Triangle factory fire. When lawmakers vote to relax business regulations, they vote to endanger your life. Are you willing to die so that your company CEO can have more money?
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything.

As our government eagerly plans its third theatre of military operations in the Libyan no-fly zone, the Republithugs’ attack on the middle class keeps rolling along. So, show us what you stand for.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Working America's Unemployment Lifeline Serves You

Leveling the Battlefield in the GOP's War on the Middle Class.

America’s middle class has been under assault for thirty years and there is no end in sight. Working America's Unemployment LIfeline offers free services and a voice to the unemployed.
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Two Critical Actions on Tuesday

Protect your job and your transportation to get to work. Join your neighbors for two rallies in Downtaon Pittsburgh. Tuesday, March 15.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Pennsylvania’s Corbett Continues GOP Attack on the Middle Class

I told you this was going to happen.
Who benefits from destroying everything that sustains the middle class? The last thing any Republican wants is an educated workforce. This stuff doesn't happen by accident.
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Monday, March 7, 2011


Olga (Staraniec) Pusateri

Rural Ridge

Olga (Staraniec) Pusateri, 85, of Rural Ridge, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Harrison. She was born Dec. 24, 1925, in Poland. A holocaust survivor, she and her son, Andrew Staraniec Sr., immigrated to America in 1950 and moved to Rural Ridge the same year, where she resided for the past 61 years. Olga worked for H.J. Heinz Co. for more than 32 years and was a member of the PNA, Russellton. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of her favorite pleasures was cooking traditional European meals for her family and also enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading and listening to polkas. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Joseph A. Pusateri; son, Andrew (Sara) Staraniec Sr., of West Deer; grandchildren, Michelle Staraniec, of West Deer, Andrew Staraniec Jr., of New Kensington, and Heather (Dean) Chiamonte, of Etna; great-grandchildren, Eric and Anthony, Jacob, Jessica and Isabella; brothers, Walter and Peter Staraniec; and her sister, Sophia Staraniec, all in Europe. Olga was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Mary (Krwczyk) Staraniec; and four other brothers and sisters. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township.
I was privileged to get to know this lady and her family. She embodied the spirit of Pittsburgh and it's work ethic and attitude. she was forced labor for the Nazis and i can not imagine her experiences. nor do i want to.
In the begining life was harsh here for her and her son but she persevered and in time she and her son became a part of the american dream. i will always have a soft spot in my heart for her memory.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

JOIN ME in honoring Allison Krause for Women's History Month in 2011. Allison was a nineteen year old coed at Kent State University in 1970. On May 4th, in the national guard occupation of her campus, Allison was shot dead as she protested the Vietnam war. Sandy, Jeff & Bill were also killed and nine students were wounded in this acti...on to suppress dissent against war in America. The incident triggered national outrage in a country already divided over the Vietnam War. In the days that followed more than four million students rose up in dissent across 900 campuses, generating the only nationwide student protest in U.S. history. The Kent State killings have never been thoroughly examined and no person or group has been held accountable for wrongdoing.

Why The War On Planned Parenthood Might Backfire

Why The War On Planned Parenthood Might Backfire

Allegheny County Labor Council endorses Harris, Prater-Holliday and Wagner

Friday afternoon the Allegheny County Labor Council which represents 175 different labor organizations in Allegheny County endorsed three local women running for office.

State Representative Chelsa Wagner who is seeking to be the next Allegheny County Controller

City Council President Darlene Harris who is seeking another term on City Coucil

Lucille Prater-Holliday a community activist challenging current Councilman Ricky Burgess in the 9th council district.

"I'm honored to have the full support of the Allegheny County Labor Council," said Representative Wagner, "With the attacks on workers in Wisconsin and Ohio, I'm ready and willing to fight for the working families of Allegheny County and I will stand up for them everyday as Allegheny County Controller."

“I know firsthand how being a part of a union household can help working families make a living and access critical benefits such as health insurance,” said Prater-Holliday. “It is a privilege to have the backing of the Allegheny County Labor Council. As a member of City Council, I will work tirelessly to support working families in our neighborhoods.”

The Allegheny County Labor Council's endorsement is considered a heavy stamp of approval in a Democratic primary, and provides significant organizational and monetary support to endorsed candidates.

The Council also endorsed City Councilmen Bruce Kraus and Patrick Dowd in their reelection bids, along with Corey O'Connor.