UE workers at Wabtec stand up against bosses’ takeback demands

Vol. 83/No. 22 - June 3, 2019
Workers from Wabtec locomotive plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, and supporters march outside company shareholders meeting in Pittsburgh May 17, against bosses’ push for two-tier wages.

PITTSBURGH — Chanting “One Union, One Tier,” dozens of members of the United Electrical Workers union, other area unionists and community supporters marched outside a Wabtec bosses’ shareholders meeting here May 17. The company is demanding the 1,700 members of…


Protests grow after cop who killed Antwon Rose gets off

Vol. 83/No. 14 - April 8, 2019
University, high school students walk out March 25, protest acquittal of East Pittsburgh cop Michael Rosfeld.

PITTSBURGH — Hundreds walked out of high schools and colleges or took time off work to join almost daily protests in Pittsburgh after a jury acquitted East Pittsburgh cop Michael Rosfeld in the June 19 killing of African-American teenager Antwon…


Solidarity with workers on strike against Wabtec!

United Electrical workers fight against cuts
Vol. 83/No. 11 - March 18, 2019
Rally at Wabtec offices in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, March 6 in solidarity with United Electrical Workers union members on strike in Erie. Bosses imposed deep two-tier wage system.

ERIE, Pa. — “We are fighting for the next generation,” Sam Hill, a striking United Electrical Workers member who’s worked at GE Transportation here for 14 years as a forklift operator, told the Militant  March 1. “We don’t want to…


Tens of thousands protest anti-Semitic assault, killings

Vol. 82/No. 42 - November 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Tens of thousands of people coast to coast — and around the world — attended vigils and other gatherings to protest the Oct. 27 murder of 11 Jews by ultra-rightist Robert Bowers at the Tree of Life synagogue…


Hospital workers in Pittsburgh mount one-day strike

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Carrying signs saying, “Hospital Workers Rising” and “UPMC: Respect Our Rights,” 100 hospital workers and supporters from the United Steelworkers and other unions carried the fight for a union to the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, the headquarters of…


Support grows for fight to jail cop who killed Antwon Rose

Vol. 82/No. 32 - August 27, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Michael Rosfeld, the East Pittsburgh cop charged with criminal homicide for shooting and killing Antwon Rose Jr. June 19, waived his right to appear at a preliminary hearing. Protesters demanding justice in the killing had announced plans to…


Protests demand, ‘Fire cop who killed Antwon Rose!’

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018
Samaria Rice, left, mother of Tamir Rice, killed by Cleveland cop in 2014, greets Michelle Kenney, Antwon Rose’s mother, at celebration of what would have been Rose’s 18th birthday.

PITTSBURGH — On July 12 Antwon Rose Jr. would have celebrated his 18th birthday. Would have, that is if he had not been killed in cold blood by East Pittsburgh cop Michael Rosfeld in a June 19 traffic stop. The…


Protests win support in fight to jail cop who killed Antwon Rose

Vol. 82/No. 26 - July 16, 2018
Protests in Pittsburgh area have won broad support in working class to fight to convict Michael Rosfeld, cop who killed Antwon Rose. Above, truckers say, “Killing has got to stop!”

PITTSBURGH — Protests demanding justice in the East Pittsburgh cop killing of 17-year-old Antwon Rose continue throughout the area. They are pressing for the conviction for murder of Michael Rosfeld who shot Rose three times in the back after a…


Cop charged with murder in killing of Antwon Rose

Thousands join daily protests in Pittsburgh area
Vol. 82/No. 25 - July 9, 2018
Marchers in Pittsburgh June 23 demand charges against cop who fatally shot Antwon Rose Jr.

PITTSBURGH — On June 19 East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld stopped a car he suspected of being involved in an earlier drive-by shooting. As he handcuffed the driver of the vehicle, an unlicensed taxi, the two other occupants got…