Parents protest asbestos threat in Philadelphia schools

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — On the way home after work Jan. 17, I drove past a demonstration of parents, teachers and students from McClure Elementary School a few blocks from my row house. They were protesting elevated levels of asbestos at the…


Erie UE strike ends, Wabtec bosses agree to negotiations

Fight continues against bosses’ cutback demands
Vol. 83/No. 12 - March 25, 2019
Feb. 26 picket in Erie, Pa. With broad support, 1,700 members of United Electrical Workers struck against deep concessions imposed by Wabtec. Agreement suspends cuts for 90 days.

ERIE, Pa. — A nine-day strike at the former GE Transportation plant here ended March 6 after a 90-day deal was reached to hold contract negotiations. Bosses at Wabtec — Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. — which took over GE…