The hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday, but now could be delayed 60 days. UPMC wants to build a 300,000-square-foot hospital on an 80-acre tract off Route 51, but the borough’s land use ordinance does not include a provision for a hospital. Such zoning omissions rarely have withstood legal challenge.
UPMC asks Pleasant Hills to postpone hearing on proposed hospital
Taking square aim at Pittsburgh’s large healthcare and education nonprofits, City Councilman Ricky Burgess drew comparisons to plantations, sharecroppers and “slave wages” Tuesday when he delivered the report of his Wage Review Committee to his colleagues.
Pittsburgh councilman calls UPMC’s wages ‘national disgrace’
The tallest building in Pittsburgh owes its title to the industrial giant that made the city famous. But instead of its floundering namesake, the U.S. Steel Tower now displays the initials of a different sort of employer: the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, or UPMC.
As Pittsburgh Grapples With A Changing Workforce, The Fight For 15 Comes To Town
Dozens of health care workers and advocates testified Thursday before the city’s Wage Committee urging it to increase pay for service workers at area hospitals. The committee was formed by City Council as part of the A City For All initiative to, “protect, preserve and expand affordability and livability for low and moderate income residents in the city of Pittsburgh, to establish a Wage Committee that investigates the wages paid to service workers.”
City Health Care And Service Workers Testify For Increased Wages
All across the country, so many people are stepping up and speaking out. One of the people who came to the White House to join the conversation was Lou Berry. Lou is a housekeeper at UPMC Montefiore in Pittsburgh. When I met him at the White House, he told me that he was there to stand up for his family and coworkers and to ask for better wages and a union.
Worker Voice in America: Taking the Conversation to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh hospital workers from both major hospitals systems tell the Post-Gazette why they have joined together for access to care for every patient, adequate staffing in every hospital and good jobs in our city’s largest industry.
Allegheny General Hospital workers lend support to UPMC employees’ unionization effort
“With our vote, we have taken a big step forward in health care. We want to build good communities and support a quality, fair health system that works for all of us,” said Darlene Nicholson, a laboratory processor at AGH.
Allegheny General Hospital workers vote to unionize
“Lots of people in Pittsburgh have trouble understanding how a charity can keep its workers in poverty, deny care to patients and still pay the CEO $6.4 million.” – UPMC Worker Leslie Poston
UPMC CEO Romoff raked in $6.4 million in total compensation
“A lot of my co-workers have complained about respiratory issues, like they were having trouble breathing. A lot of them would complain about their eyes being irritated,” says Justin Sheldon, a housekeeper at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. “I’m concerned about the health effects that this product poses to not only my coworkers, but to the patients.”
OxyCide is supposed to make hospitals cleaner and safer for patients, but what about the staff that has to use it?
“”UPMC workers and Pittsburgh need our region’s largest employer to make a real commitment to stop violating workers’ rights and let us form our union without illegal harassment or intimidation,”
Labor board again accuses UPMC of anti-union tactics