U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works is the largest coke-making facility and the United States and the largest polluter in Allegheny County. The community is organizing through the grassroots group Valley Clean Air Now (VCAN) to ensure this plant meets health-based air emissions limits.
Homestead Steel to Green New Deal: learning from labor struggles and victories to forge our future
UPDATE — the September 25th event will now take place October 2nd! You’re invited to participate in “Homestead Steel to Green New Deal,” with Mike Stout, the author of *Homestead Steel: The Final Ten Years,* with labor historian Charlie McCollestor, and with the leaders of other union victories from across the Rustbelt region. What can we learn from our Rustbelt history of labor-community struggles, failures, and victories? How can what we learn help to inform and fuel our fight for a Green New Deal for justice, family sustaining jobs, and just plain survival? Register here to receive the Zoom link,…
Our Right to Clean Air: A Resident-Led Town Hall
PREVENTION IS PREFERABLE TO CURE A PLEA TO OUR HEALTHCARE LEADERS TO LEAD! Fourth Virtual SWPA Grassroots Air Quality Town Hall will take place: Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Noon via Zoom We have rescheduled the fourth Town Hall to bring you some amazing speakers. Details on the lineup soon. To paraphrase a famous quote that shook our national government in 1974, Leslie Davis and Cynthia Hundorfean (the Presidents of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Allegheny Health Network, respectively), “…What did you know and when did you know it?” It is long past time for our massive healthcare establishment to…