This week our fight to hold UPMC accountable to its employees and the city of Pittsburgh blew out the roof! If you weren’t with the thousands of people who came downtown, I’m pretty sure you saw us. Our voices were impossible to miss. It started last week when my co-worker Christoria Hughes and Pittsburgh faith […]Read more >
Community Groups PA Interfaith Impact Network Action United One Pittsburgh Fight Back Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Students in Solidarity with UPMC Workers Pittsburgh United Pittsburghers for Public Transit Thomas Merton Center Sierra Club Just Harvest Fight for Philly Philly unemployment project Mon valley unemployed committee Media mobilizing project Why not prosper Elected Officials City Council President Bruce […]Read more >
Yesterday, I proudly joined 10 other clergy members from the Pennsylvania Interfaith Action Network (PIIN) to ask for a meeting with UPMC CEO, Jeffrey Romoff. Instead of listening to our concerns, UPMC left us out in the cold. As we approached the USX building they locked the doors and told the police to arrest us. […]Read more >
Good jobs, healthcare access and quality investment in our communities. That was the focus of Wednesday’s hearing held by the Pittsburgh City Council in order to shine a light on the widespread harm UPMC is inflicting on our communities in its unwillingness to invest in good jobs for a stronger Pittsburgh. For too long, UPMC […]Read more >
My name is Leslie Poston, and I am a UPMC employee. I’m coming together with my coworkers to call on UPMC to create good jobs for a strong and healthy Pittsburgh – will you join us on Monday March 3rd, as we call on UPMC to create good jobs? I have worked at UPMC Presbyterian for ten years. […]Read more >
Workforce diversity has been closely associated with reduced health care disparities and better patient care. If patient care is UPMC’s top priority, it should be doing everything it can to promote a diverse workforce.
“I know I’m not going to make millions of dollars at what I do, but as the years go by I should be making enough to retire on. At less than $13 an hour, you can’t afford to retire; you have to get another job” Christoria Hughes, UPMC Worker
Talk to UPMC workers at one of their many protests over the past few months, and they’ve likely told you they’ve been standing outside chanting because their wages are too low, their medical debt is too high and their employer won’t let them unionize.
Today clergy members of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network held a protest against UPMC attempting to get fair wages for employees.