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Boycott Wendy’s Picket in Pittsburgh!

Join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), Duquesne Student/Farmworker Alliance and other local community allies for a spirited action to amplify the farmworker-led national boycott of Wendy’s! WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 4:30 PM WHERE: Wendy’s at 4001 Butler St, Pittsburgh Tens of thousands of consumers are committed to boycotting Wendy’s until the fast-food giant […]

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Hundreds protest Trans-Pacific Partnership at packed “Rock Against the TPP” concert featuring Anti-Flag and others

Hundreds packed into Mr Smalls Theater in Pittsburgh last night to protest the anti-democratic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement at the “Rock Against the TPP” concert headlined by legendary political punk band Anti-Flag. The event was part of a nationwide tour featuring high profile musicians and celebrities raising awareness about controversial deal, which is expected to […]

1877 national railroad strike included 20 workers killed and a fire engulfing much of today’s Strip District

Pittsburgh’s Labor History Sites

Labor’s Struggle for Freedom This map is a guide to many important labor history sites in southwest Pennsylvania, especially Allegheny and Fayette counties, that comprise the Area Labor Federation affiliated with the Allegheny County Labor Council. Since both the American Federation of Labor (1881) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1937) were founded in Pittsburgh, […]