Some hospital workers at UPMC are planning to strike Thursday as part of a nationwide walk-out by fast food and other workers for a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
UPMC workers at Pittsburgh hospitals plan to take part in a one-day strike Thursday to demand the right to form unions.
Workers employed in low-wage industries plan on taking to the streets to continue their call for a $15 hourly wage and union rights. But this time around, workers in fast food will be joined by a new group of agitators: hospital workers.
Pittsburgh’s middle class was built by men and women working in steel mills. Steel workers built our skyline and our economy. They took jobs that were low-paying, dangerous positions and stood together to form unions that created solid, middle-class jobs.
Pennsylvania’s minimum wage for tipped workers hasn’t gone up in 17 years, but a group of service industry activists came together Thursday to recognize a Garfield bar for eschewing tips and paying its employees a higher base wage of its own accord.
Today, Mixtape, a Garfield dance lounge, music gallery, cafe and event space, announced it had joined the ranks of local businesses that are raising wages for their employees and providing paid sick leave.
Wednesday was the day that the “green infrastructure” approach to controlling the wet weather discharge of sewage into the region’s rivers, got their due, according to Jennifer Kennedy.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signaled its willingness to give the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority much more time to implement a “green first” flow reduction strategy.
Mayor Bill Peduto and county Executive Rich Fitzgerald asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a 10-year window to repair infrastructure and implement “green” projects.
The Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh is badly mistaken in describing city council’s actions to support livable, affordable housing as a “declaration of war” (“Council, Landlord Group at Odds,” Dec. 16).