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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Unemployment extension: the good, the bad and the ugly

Unemployment extension: the good, the bad and the ugly

A victory! Unemployment Insurance has been extended for the rest of 2012. Republicans had to cave in due to pressure from constituents all around the country. There are many positive...

BY:Scott Marshall| February 27, 2012
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Pass unemployment insurance extension

Pass unemployment insurance extension

The quote in the subject is part of a larger quote from President Obama in his battle with the GOP over extending unemployment benefits.  Here is the full quote: "Congress needs to...

BY:Scott Marshall| February 15, 2012
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Jobs and the State of the Union

Jobs and the State of the Union

2012 will be pivotal in the fight for job.

BY:Scott Marshall| January 26, 2012
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Congress has to act on unemployment

Congress has to act on unemployment

Unfortunately, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives did not extend unemployment benefits last week. 

BY:Scott Marshall| December 8, 2011
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Taking action for the 99%

Taking action for the 99%

It's official - our national conversation has changed in the past month from deficits and cuts to jobs and corporate greed.

BY:Scott Marshall| November 2, 2011
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