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Healthcare Workers Strike Over Medical Debt and Protest at UPMC Board Meeting

On Tuesday, May 28 healthcare workers of UPMC-Presbyterian went on a one-day strike against the supposed-charitable organization. Striking hospital workers, patients, elected leaders, community and faith leaders and taxpayers from across Pennsylvania demonstrated their outrage over labor violations, sky-rocketing medical debt and with signs reading “UPMC Respect Out Rights”, “UPMC Cancel Our Debt” and “UPMC Care for All Patients” and chanted “Romoff, get off it. Read More

AFSCME Council 13, SEIU Local 668, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Reach Tentative Agreement for State Employee Contract

This press release was issued by AFSCME Council 13.  Updated to include SEIU Local 668! Harrisburg, PA – Negotiators for AFSCME Council 13 have reached a tentative agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a four-year contract for state employees. Council 13’s rank-and-file negotiators have spent the last few months hashing out a contract for their fellow employees. Read More