Mike McSorley is a retired member of SMART Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 19 (Philadelphia). Mike grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia in a union family that had direct ties going back to Samuel Gompers, John L. Lewis and George Meany. But as a young man Mike was drawn to the streets and became addicted to drugs and alcohol. Hear the rest of his story, which he recounts in detail in his new memoir titled "We’ll See." McSorley speaks at the AFL-CIO at noon on September 22.
Jackie Jeter, president of ATU 689, talks about the challenges facing Metro workers during SafeTrack.
Labor Song: The L&N Don't Stop Here Any More - June Carter Cash
FROM THE CAP FILES: The Case of the Tardy Veterinary Assistant
with Lolita Martin of the Claimant Advocacy Program
A local animal hospital fired a veterinary assistant for excessive tardiness. After denial of her unemployment benefits, the employee appealed. The court found that the employee had indeed been tardy; find out how a Claimant Advocacy Program attorney won the case.