Chicago fight back week for jobs (with video)

CHICAGO – Last week Chicago joined the rest of the country and the world in action for jobs and justice. Dozens of actions, big and small, sounded the demand for economic justice. Unions, churches, community organizations, communities of color and youth groups led the way.

Here are some scenes from the week. Energy and enthusiasm is growing. The movement is growing.

Scenes from Chicago Jobs Week from Scott Marshall on Vimeo.

Photo: Scott Marshall/PW



Scott Marshall
Scott Marshall

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 remains active in SOAR (Steelworkers Active Organized Retirees). He lives in Chicago.