The sixth day of the Fast for Our Future brought a real outpouring of encouragement and support for the brave fasters. The companionship and solidarity of those who have sat with, cared for, or sent messages to the fasters have helped them to stay strong through their journey. Among today’s supporters were State Rep. Erin […]Read more >
The cold and snow aren’t stopping the brave UPMC workers fasting this week to shine a light on the hunger and sacrifice they and their coworkers experience every day. Though they are increasingly tired and weak, their determination remains strong and their spirits were lifted by visits from adjunct professors at Duquesne University, students from […]Read more >
Hundreds of community members have shown their support for the UPMC workers who are fasting to help UPMC find its moral compass. Yesterday, teachers from the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, Rev. Darryl Canady, and students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine came to the tent to visit, pray, and talk about how important […]Read more >
On Friday April 11th, UPMC workers began a week long fast in front of UPMC Headquarters to help shine a light on the injustices many of them are facing at Pittsburgh’s largest employer. Fast For Our Future – Statement of Principles We are UPMC workers. Our fast is an act of fortitude and unity. We […]Read more >
Starting on Friday April 11th, UPMC workers will begin a week-long fast in front of UPMC headquarters in downtown Pittsburgh to help shine a light on the injustice many of them are facing at Pittsburgh’s largest employer. Many UPMC workers are in a constant state of hardship, because they are not getting paid what it […]Read more >
There are lots of things that Chaney Lewis could be doing while he’s on vacation from his job at UPMC, where he works in patient transport. But he won’t be taking a trip, or even just vegging out on the couch. Instead he’ll be publicly fasting to draw attention to the plight of workers seeking to unionize at UPMC.
UPMC workers, faith leaders and community activists gathered in front of the US Steel Building Friday to begin a week-long fast in protest of UPMC’s treatment of it’s workers.
The biggest employer in Pittsburgh faces a major showdown, as workers demand fair pay for their service. Ed Schultz and Steve Greenhouse discuss.
For decades, United States Steel was this city’s dominant employer, but now the biggest employer is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, with its 22 hospitals and 62,000 workers.