What kind of Pittsburgh do you want? Last week, thousands of people answered that question, calling for better jobs and better communities. On Thursday, fast food workers were arrested in a nonviolent civil disobedience protest outside a Wilkinsburg McDonalds, joining other fast food workers around the nation who walked off the job in a massive demonstration demanding $15 an […]Read more >
Last year on Labor Day, thousands of union members from across our city joined my coworkers and me to let UPMC know that labor supports us as we form our union. I was honored to know that the Teamsters, Steelworkers, teachers and all our union brothers and sisters have our backs in our movement to […]Read more >
Across our city, tens of thousands of workers are standing up for good jobs and a union. In our hospitals, casinos, fast food joints, and universities, from health aids to adjuncts to security workers to janitors, we know that the only path to real prosperity in the “eds and meds” economy is with a voice […]Read more >
Earlier this morning workers, community members, and faith leaders gathered at UPMC Shadyside while trying to talk to UPMC management about the firings of union janitors for supporting me and my co-workers forming our union. Instead of meeting with them, UPMC security called the police, and 6 people were arrested while calling on UPMC to […]Read more >
My name is Al Turner. I drove a shuttle bus at UPMC for two and a half years, making sure that everyone in the hospital got to work safely and on time. I loved my job, but UPMC fired me for coming together with my coworkers to form a union so we could improve jobs […]Read more >
On Jan. 1, UPMC will achieve its long-sought divorce from Highmark. The separation will undoubtedly disrupt care, add untold stress and potentially harm thousands. UPMC, in refusing even to negotiate a renewed contract, has plainly driven the breakup.
Demonstrators are arrested along Grant Street during a protest against UPMC, calling for good jobs with a union for all service workers, Downtown on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The protestors began with a rally in Mellon Square Park then marched to UPMC’s headquarters where around 30 demonstrators were arrested by police.
Hundreds of UPMC workers, janitors, faith leaders, union members, community groups and other Pittsburghers marched to UPMC’s headquarters to demand more. At least 30 people were arrested during the rally.
Wednesday afternoon’s protest snarled rush-hour traffic in Downtown and involved a police-escorted march from the newly re-opened Mellon Square Park, along Sixth Avenue and ended in front of UPMC headquarters on Grant Street.