What Fresh Hell Is This?

April 3, 2011

We Are One

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The We Are One events which are running from the 1st through the 5th have been billed as "Pittsburgh Labor, Faith, and Community Organizations Honor the Memory of Marin Luther King with Action" but they really are for the 90% of the country who have been battered during the last decade or so. They're for those of us who don't believe you have to have at least 7 million to be considered "rich."

They're for those of us who haven't been brainwashed to think that we should decry public unions making a good wage or having decent benefits -- who know we can't lift ourselves up by putting down them down. They're also for those who believe in the dignity of work -- all work -- something that Republicans used to at last give lip service to but now denigrate the labor of teachers and firefighters and police officers.

They're for the rest of us who have seen our salaries stagnate or decline while the earnings of the wealthiest grow exponentially. They are for those of us who have seen our school budgets slashed and burned; our infrastructure crumble; our land, water and air befouled; and the gutting of any help for health care costs.

These events are for those of us who know that there is Class Warfare and that we have lost. Please attend if you possibly can:

Monday, April 4 - National Day of Action

Noon: We Are One Protest EQT Plaza, 6th St. and Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh Followed by educational leafleting and sidewalk march to Gov. Tom Corbett’s office at 301 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh

1:00 PM: Free luncheon featuring National leader of Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas (SME) United Steelworkers headquarters, 60 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh, Featuring Pipino Cuevas Velázquez of SME

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Labor and Economy Lecture Featuring USW International President Leo W. Gerard, US Steel CEO John Surma speaking at CCAC Allegheny Campus, Foerster Student Service Center Auditorium, 808 Ridge Ave., Pittsburgh, 15212.

7:00 PM: Pipino Cuevas Velázquez Event This international Labor Leader will be joined by local leaders of public sector unions from around the U.S. and Pittsburgh who are fighting against cuts and the attack on fundamental labor rights. University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Room 107 3900 Forbes Ave., 15260

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