Monday, July 14, 2014
Many of the members of 459 are employed in power plants in the southwest part of PA and the communities in that area benefit substantially as well. The owners of the Generating Stations and Local 459 have a common interest in keeping the plants generating electricity for as long as possible. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has proposed a Clean Power Plant rule that will make a 1% difference in greenhouse gasses worldwide by 2030. A rally is being planned for 11:00 am on July 31, 2014 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Hearings are also scheduled to take place at the Federal Building on this same day. I will be testifying on day two of the hearings, August 1, 2014 in the best interest of our Members. We need a show of Labor during the rally and I invite all Members of Local 459 and their families to take part. Look for a posting and more information to follow.