Tomorrow is Labor Day, a day that marks the official end of Summer, as well as the tireless work and sacrifice of working men and women in the labor movement. The State AFL-CIO has a calendar of events on their web site, please come out or get involved!
While we remember the sacrifice of workers, we need to remember that those rights are still under attack from the political allies of the "%1". York County Republican Ron Miller has introduced House Bill 1154. The bill would essentially, according to the AFL-CIO, make organizing drive and picket lines a crime. This is likely in response to efforts by low-wage workers at places like Wal-Mart and McDonalds to have their voices heard. During a hearing, dominated by corporate interests and voices, State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder was cut short. More on this bill will follow.
Finally, the Harrisburg activist community lost a unique and colorful voice, when Ana Berg passed away on Friday. Ana was a familiar presence at events, including "Occupy" events and the May voting rights rally. She will be missed by her fellow activists.