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Hundreds of UPMC Altoona RNs Strike for Patient Care and Job Standards (Press Release from Molly Rush)

Hundreds of UPMC Altoona RNs Strike for Patient Care and Job Standards (Press Release from Molly Rush)

PUSH founder Molly Rush has issued a press release discussing the plight of UPMC workers in Altoona.  In February, Altoona Nurses took to the streets of Altoona and Pittsburgh by the hundreds—braving snow and freezing temps–to send UPMC a strong message: Patients before Profits! Six months ago—after acquiring Altoona Regional Health System and becoming Blair […]

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UPMC Gives Pittsburgh the One-Finger Salute–Twice

UPMC Gives Pittsburgh the One-Finger Salute–Twice

UPMC, the largest member of Pittsburgh’s health care oligopoly, whose fees are well above the national average, was in the news twice last week. The City of Pittsburgh is suing UPMC, which claims to be a non-profit, to strip it of its tax-exempt status. In a court hearing last week, UPMC claimed it does not owe any payroll […]

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“Stop bullying” rally targeting UPMC planned for weekend

“Stop bullying” rally targeting UPMC planned for weekend

There will be a Save Our Community Hospitals rally this Saturday in Oakland.  Details can be seen below.http://makeitourupmc.org/2013/08/upmc-stop-bullying-pittsburgh/

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State of Working PA: Slowing Job Growth, Falling Wages Impede Recovery (and The Drop in Uninsured)

State of Working PA: Slowing Job Growth, Falling Wages Impede Recovery (and The Drop in Uninsured)

The Keystone Research Center is a great resource for economic data on Pennsylvania.  They have come out with a report on the state of wages in PA.  Above is a graph from their report showing how wages have declined since the recession began in 2009 and a map from them showing where unemployment remains the […]

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CBS This Morning Report on UPMC

CBS This Morning Report on UPMC

CBS This Morning ran a story on profiteering at UPMC today.  For those of you who couldn’t see it it can be seen here.  Also there is a profile of Julie Sokolow and Scott Tyson in the Journal Healthcare Financing News.  **Related Posts** Special Screening of Tony Buba Documentary on Braddock Hospital Closing New Mike […]

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Special Screening of Tony Buba Documentary on Braddock Hospital Closing

Special Screening of Tony Buba Documentary on Braddock Hospital Closing

We Are Alive Trailer from Tony Buba on Vimeo.On November 9 there will be a special screening of Tony Buba’s new documentary “We are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital” at the Regent Square Theater in Pittsburgh which should be part of the Three Rivers Film Festival or 3RFF.com. Showtime 7PM on a Friday.  […]

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Unionizing Efforts at UPMC

Unionizing Efforts at UPMC

The many low wage workers at UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) have been working with the Service Employees International Union or SEIU to unionize.    They now have a blog and website chronicling their efforts called Make it Our UPMC.  Below is a message from one of their leaders to our founder Molly Rush. […]

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New Mike Stout Video on Braddock’s Need for a New Community Hospital

New Mike Stout Video on Braddock’s Need for a New Community Hospital

I received this new video that was put together by Tony Buba of Braddock Films on the need for a new community hospital in Braddock, PA.  Mike Stout who sings the tribute to Braddock Hospital will also be performing on October 7 at the Frick Fine Arts Center at 7:30 with the Human Union Band.  […]

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Unbelievable Promises Monopolized Care—UPMC

Unbelievable Promises Monopolized Care—UPMC

It took UPMC only three months to close a community based hospital that had been in operation for over 100 years.  In 1996, when UPMC purchased Braddock Hospital, did the residents of Braddock have any idea of the demise that would follow? Braddock, a struggling post steel mill community composed of elderly, low income, and […]

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