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Just Harvest news release

BREAKING NEWS: Major Victory! DPW Reverses Decision to Relocate Greater Pittsburgh East CAO to McKeesport

This afternoon, DPW Deputy Secretary Lourdes Padilla announced that it had reversed its decision to close the Greater Pittsburgh East CAO effective April 1. Rallies will continue as planned to ensure that DPW finds a new location within two miles of the old location that is accessible via public transportation and centrally located.

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Just Harvest news release

News Release: Just Harvest and SEIU Local 668 Rally to Save the Greater Pittsburgh East County Assistance Office

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) plans to close the Greater Pittsburgh East County Assistance Office (CAO) and relocate its workers to McKeesport, PA, creating considerable hardship for the working families the CAO serves. SEIU Local 668, the union representing the majority of its employees, and Just Harvest, an anti-poverty, anti-hunger nonprofit to organize rallies […]

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Just Harvest community meeting

Join Just Harvest in fighting for a better Department of Public Welfare!

Too many struggling Pennsylvanians cannot get the help they’re eligible for from the state’s Department of Public Welfare. We are working to press state officials for critical improvements in DPW customer service to resolve these long-standing and systemic issues. Join us for a meeting on Wednesday to plan the next steps in this campaign.

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Take Action Now!

Tell your legislators “Don’t pay for Child Nutrition with cuts to Food Stamps!” The House adjourned without acting on child nutrition reauthorization.  It is likely they will take up CNR in the Lame Duck session after the elections.  The time between now and November 15 is critical to ensuring passage of a good child nutrition […]

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Just Harvest On the Air

Just Harvest is pleased to be a featured guest on the Working Families Radio Network’s ‘The Union Edge’ radio program every third Friday of the month, starting November 19!  ‘The Union Edge’ is hosted by Charles Showalter and can be heard live WPYT 660AM Pittsburgh Fridays at 2:00 p.m.  You can also listen via WFRN’s Internet Radio stream. 

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Is the DPW the new DMV?

Is the DPW the new DMV?

For years, Just Harvest has been helping Allegheny County residents overcome the obstacles they encounter when applying for public benefits at the County Assistance Offices. Despite our continued efforts to raise these systematic problems as a public concern, very little has been done by the state’s Department of Public Welfare to address these chronic issues. […]

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