Working in a grocery store used to be a good, family-supporting career. Deliberate changes in the industry have driven workers into poverty, including 3,600 Giant Eagle employees.
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Expanding SNAP’s ‘work requirements’ will make it harder for millions of workers to consistently put food on the table. Call your House Rep. to say “Hands off SNAP!”
The anti-hunger organization joins Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Mon Valley riders, stakeholders in speaking out against planned 61ABC bus route cuts, increased fares WHAT: Press conference and rally, then testimony at Port Authority Board public meeting WHEN: Friday, Jan 26 – Rally at 8:45am then testimony at Port Authority board meeting at 9:30am WHY: To […]
We make Pittsburgh. All of us. No matter our race, our ethnicity, our country of origin. But Pittsburgh isn’t always working for us.
Anthony Coghill and Ashleigh Deemer fielded three questions about hunger and poverty at our May 2 Candidates Forum.
An important bill is moving through the Pennsylvania legislature. It would help single mothers and college students in need complete their education and get back on their financial feet.
Today, more than 46 million Americans live in poverty. How does one explain the lack of widespread outrage over this – that in a country as rich as ours one in five children are facing hunger?
Last month, I joined Pittsburgh fast food workers and economic justice activists on a 3am bus headed to the McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting in Chicago. Fast food workers and community supporters from around the country traveled in to stand up for a living wage and the right to organize for fair treatment on the job.
On May 15th, Just Harvest joined protesters in Pittsburgh in demanding a living wage and the right to unionize for fast food workers. These protests were part of a day of action planned for 150 U.S. cities targeting 17 fast food restaurant chains, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC.
On the anniversary of Pres. Franklin Roosevelt’s birthday, Democratic legislators held a press conference to announce their priorities in upcoming budget negotiations. We were there as they called out Gov. Corbett for his failure to uphold the legacy of FDR’s New Deal and to protect the social safety net for Pennsylvanians in need.