Scott Marshall

 
 
Scott Marshall

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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Take Action for Jobs!

Take Action for Jobs!

This week we've got an update (and action to take) on the Rebuild America Act; news about green jobs and some staggering news about unemployment and older workers as well...

BY:Scott Marshall| May 16, 2012
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The why’s, what’s and who’s of long-term unemployment

The why’s, what’s and who’s of long-term unemployment

This week we look at the several aspects of long-term unemployment - contributing factors, who it effects and how. Also, some analysis of the election results in France and Greece...

BY:Scott Marshall| May 9, 2012
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May Day 2012 – The 99% Spring Has Arrived

May Day 2012 – The 99% Spring Has Arrived

Across the country, people took to the street on May Day for jobs, justice and peace. The 99% Spring has made a great start - let's keep the momentum going...

BY:Scott Marshall| May 3, 2012
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Jobs & The 99% Spring

Jobs & The 99% Spring

Spring arrived a few weeks ago, and a few new bills in Congress need to be planted and supported, or thrown out like weeds. Find out which ones and how...

BY:Scott Marshall| April 9, 2012
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The Line: 5,000 Demonstrators for Jobs

The Line: 5,000 Demonstrators for Jobs

A quick bit of news from a few different fronts in the battle for higher union wage jobs. Pink Slip Demo Forming a line three miles long, 5,000 demonstrators took...

BY:Scott Marshall| March 7, 2012
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