Inside the Fast for Our Future – Leslie Poston

UPMC Worker Leslie Poston visits with her grandchildren during the Fast for Our Future.

UPMC Worker Leslie Poston visits with her grandchildren during the Fast for Our Future.

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 it is for the city to be united in support of the workers who are fighting for the middle-class.

 One brave UPMC faster that the students from the Pitt School of Medicine met with is Leslie Poston. Leslie works on the heart and lung transplant floor of UPMC Presbyterian. For the past 10 years, she has made sure that her floor runs smoothly so her patients can receive the best possible care. Leslie is one of many UPMC employees who works full time hours and tries to live on only $350 a week. She works as much overtime as she can, but still has to use food banks to help feed herself and her family.

Leslie says she is fasting because she believes that someone who works full time and does a good job at a $10 billion global company shouldn’t be in poverty and should be able to join the middle class.

VIDEO: Watch Leslie as she meets with students from the Pitt School of Medicine

Show your support for Leslie and all the UPMC workers. Come visit them today or any day this week on Grant Street in front of the Steel Tower. You can also leave a message of support on the Fast for Our Future Support Line by calling (412)330-1198. Post your support to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – include the hashtags #UPMCWorkers and #Fast4OurFuture.

Together we can Make it Our UPMC.

 

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