Indianapolis – Hundreds of union members and their supporters drowned out the Indiana Republican House Caucus on Monday (Day 8) as they tried to hold a rump hearing session on their proposed anti-workers legislation. Most Democratic House members are in Illinois to avoid a quorum as a way of stalling the Republican anti-worker agenda.

Danny Glover, wearing his union activist hat, joined the protesters with a rousing message of support.  (video below) State Senator Vi Simpson also addressed the union crowd saying that workers didn’t start this class warfare, but that workers, supporters and the Democrats are sure ready to fightback.


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.