Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Bill George, a former USW Local 1211 officer and an open hearth worker at Aliquippa’s former Jones &Laughlin Steel, accepted the Beaver-Lawrence Labor Council’s honor of induction into the Labor Council Hall of Fame.
Labor Council Legislative Liason Charlie Hamilton also received a Labor Hall of Fame Award. Mr. Hamilton is a retired but dues paying member of the NALC Branch 84 and a former worker at Babcock and Wilcox. Mr. Hamilton talked about the union history of several generations of his family, and union activism as a way of life.
A five minute lesson on an important clause of the U.S. Constitution was delivered yesterday by Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida to House Republicans who introduced a bill to forever exclude ACORN from receiving future U.S. Government contracts. The nation was watching on C-Span as the extremist Republicans attempted a new line of attack on our democracy.
Grayson’s tone was appropiately direct and no-nonsense. I nomitate Congressman Alan Grayson of Orlando, Florida 8th District for the PDA’s October 2009 “Just Say No to Extremism” monthly award.
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