Hundreds of local union members rallied in downtown Pittsburgh on Monday, then marched through city streets to voice their concern over a case being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court that they believe is funded by big business and could threaten unions.
What can Pittsburgh, as a community, do to improve race relations in the city? According to Al Lingo, a white Protestant minister, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery and was assigned by King to talk with other white people in the South about voting rights for black people, every journey starts with a first step.
“Every time I want to push Dr. King to the back of my mind as far as civil rights and equality are concerned, I just see how we’re still fighting the same battles,” Rev. Welch said.
Pittsburgh Public Schools just became the first school district in Pennsylvania to prohibit principals from suspending students in second grade or younger.
Protesters blocked streets and chanted in Shadyside on Saturday so administrators at the Ellis School could hear their message.
Port Authority administrators are reviewing the agency’s proposed policy to use armed officers to enforce fare payment when the light-rail system goes cashless early next year.
At a public meeting Tuesday, officials from Tulsa, Okla. and Indianapolis, Ind. talked about the dramatic changes their city made to the provision of water and sewer services. They presented to a mayoral panel tasked with deciding how best to address the systemic challenges facing Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA): crumbling infrastructure and lead issues […]
Hours before Pittsburgh’s annual Labor Day parade, workers at the Oakland McDonald’s walked out Monday to join a constellation of leftist and labor groups to call for a $15 per hour wage and unionization for fast-food workers, hospital employees and university employees.
The residents of Four Mile Run, an isolated neighborhood on the edge of Greenfield, have wanted one thing for a very long time: a major sewage infrastructure project to alleviate its flooding problems. The neighborhood nestled in a valley south of Oakland consistently sees flooding in heavy rains, including the overflowing of Saline Street in September 2016.
Residents asked questions about the effects of lead poisoning, the cost of lead line replacement and the responsibilities of local landlords at a panel discussion about water issues Tuesday night. The standing room-only event, dubbed “Not Another Flint,” drew more than 100 people to the Kingsley Association in Larimer. It was hosted by the Our […]