Activism

Aside from his work in New Music, Rumrill is a committed activist for social justice. This work, a constant over the last decade and a half, has taken many forms. He has worked to end the abuses of sweatshops in the overseas production of apparel. He was an advocate on behalf of himself and others who were arrested at the Republican National Convention in 2000. He worked with residents of the Southside community in Syracuse to confront the County’s racially biased plans to demolish homes to build a sewage treatment facility. He worked with public housing residents in New Orleans after Katrina, as they tried to return to their homes. As a Union Organizer he has worked with healthcare workers to form unions, and to confront their employers over long-standing abuses and dangerous conditions for patients. Eventually he became the Western Pennsylvania Staff Representative for this Union, representing over 900 healthcare workers, bargaining contracts and leading strikes.

   



ACMH Hospital, union avoid federal violation hearing

NLRB considering union’s latest complaint against ACMH Hospital in East Franklin

Labor board rules in favor of Kittanning union’s complaint against hospital

Union Calls for One-Day Strike at ACMH Hospital

Strike planned at ACMH Hospital in East Franklin on Tuesday

As Police Arrest Public Housing Activists in New Orleans, Federal Officials Try to Silence Leading Attorney for Low-Income Residents

New Orleans Police end occupation of St Bernard Houses

‘Treme’ explained: ‘Smoke My Peace Pipe’

Public Housing Residents to Hold Press Conference Prior to HANO Meeting

SWAT Team Arrests MayDay NOLA Occupiers and Public Housing Resident Council Representative

Housing agencies sue to remove protesters – Group is occupying St. Bernard complex

Former New Orleans residents oppose razing projects

Some New Orleans housing may reopen

Letter from St. Bernard Occupation

Survivors Village and the Fight for Public Housing in New Orleans

The Power of Voice – Radio as a Force for Justice

Midland protestors reject bargain, want day in court

Resistance Grows to Southside Sewage Plant

4 cleared in case stemming from 2000 GOP convention

Protesters suing city over warehouse raid

Activists Driven By Trooper Convicted Nine People Were Found Guilty Of Misdemeanors. They Had Been Driving With An Undercover Pa. Officer.

Syracuse University Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw approves affiliation with the Worker Rights Consortium

FLAwed Logic vs Workers Rights Consortium

Sweatshop Protest | Yo Soy la Inspiracion de Cambio