Act on Rebuild America Act

BY:Scott Marshall| May 25, 2012

The first thing we need you to do is sign this petition. It’s for the Rebuild America Act that we initiated last week. There are 4,500 people who receive this weekly email, and even if just 10% of you sign that will bring us to 450 voices for these jobs bills (Harkin in the Senate, DeLauro in the House). Please help out – and tell your friends!

GOP Job Solutions Mean More Poverty, Fewer Jobs

Republicans across the country are pushing to cut unemployment benefits. As a result, we see moreanxiety amongst workers who are unemployed for longer and longer periods of time – especially amongst older workers. But what would happen to the poverty rates and smalls businesses if the GOP get their way and unemployment benefits are cut?  Read this article to find out. 

Latest News on Jobs from the People’s World

To start off, how reforming Wall Street is a job for the American people; in Massachusetts: job creation up, unemployment down; and from Latina moms in Chicago: “Young people dying all around us because there are no jobs, because of poverty, injustice, foreclosures, lack of immigrant rights – but I’m done crying about it.”

Remember to take action on our jobs bill petition!

Please make sure to visit the People’s World online for the best in worker’s news!

Other resources to check out: – – Unemployed Nation –




    Scott Marshall is a vice chair of the Communist Party and chair of its Labor Commission. Scott grew up in Virginia where he first became active in the civil rights movement in high school, working on voter registration and anti-Klan projects in rural Southern Virginia and Tennessee. He was also active against the war in Vietnam.

    Scott has been a life long trade unionist and was active in rank and file reform movements in the Teamsters, Machinists and Steelworkers unions in the 1970s and '80s. He was co-chair of the Save Our Jobs committee of USWA local 1834 at Pullman Standard in Chicago and active in nationwide organizing against plant shutdowns and layoffs. He was a founder of the unemployed organization Jobs or Income Now (Join), in Chicago, and the National Congress of Unemployed Organizations in the 1980s.

    Scott has worked for the Communist Party since 1987 when he became the district organizer for the party in Illinois, a post he held until he was elected chair of the National Labor Commission in 1997. Scott remains active in SOAR (Steelworkers Active Organized Retirees). He lives in Chicago.

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