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Pittsburgh Mayor Records PSA to Promote HIV Testing

Sue Kerr | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has been a long-time ally to the LGBTQ community, from his days as a legislative aide to his years on City Council and now in his first months as Mayor.

Starving for Higher Wages: UPMC Workers Fast for a Week (VIDEO)

Julie Sokolow | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Julie Sokolow

Since 2012 a battle has been raging between UPMC hospital workers like Chaney Lewis and CEO Jeffrey Romoff, who makes $6 million a year. Chaney has worked at UPMC for over nine years but still only makes $11.97 an hour. Consider this added offense: UPMC enjoys the status of "charitable nonprofit."

Dave Jamieson

In Pittsburgh, Mass Protests Over The Booming Health Care Sector's 'Poverty Wages' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business

Hundreds of demonstrators poured into downtown Pittsburgh Monday to protest low wages at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, escalating a two...

Update: UPMC Workers' MLK Day Rally - Video by Julie Sokolow

Sharon Glassman | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Sharon Glassman

I wrote about the closing of UPMC Braddock Hospital in Braddock, PA on Huffington Post Living in October 2009. Pittsburgh filmmaker Julie Solokow s...

What is Work? Small Town Hospital Closing Opens Health-Care Debate

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

The closing of a cornerstone institution in the small but much talked about town of Braddock, PA, raises an important question: How should a community hospital work, really?