Two Organizers and Seven Members of Steamfitters Local 420 Arrested in Delco

Author’s note:  The title doesn’t properly reflect who was arrested.  It was an organizer, a business agent and seven members who were arrested. 

Editor’s Note: 5/8/2017 Title corrected to more clearly reflect article content. 

Reports are coming in that an organizer, a business agent and seven members from Steamfitters Local Union 420 were arrested at the Liberty Electric Power plant in Eddystone, Delaware County this morning.  The power plant is a natural gas burning plant that is owned by Exelon.  A picture of the arrests was sent to the Raging Chicken Press, and a member stated that the lawful picket line was conducted to save local jobs from out-of-state labor.

We will be following the story as things continue to develop.

Update:  All 9 members from Steamfitters LU 420 were released later in the day.  The out of state contractors hired for the job was M. Davis and Sons based out of Wilmington, Delaware.

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