Jan 18: Rally for Prevailing Wage law

The Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network won a major victory in 2009 -- PIIN, and their partners in Pittsburgh UNITED, helped pass a “prevailing wage” law in Pittsburgh on December 21st. By a unanimous vote, City Council established that future service jobs created with tax subsidies would pay family-sustaining wages and benefits for hotel, grocery, building and food-service work. Then on New Year’s Eve, with no warning, Mayor Ravenstahl vetoed the law, when it was too late for Council to override him.

Join PIIN on Martin Luther King Day to tell the Mayor we won’t stand for his treating working people this way. Dr. King died fighting for workers to have decent wages and benefits, jobs that support families. Let us honor his legacy by fighting for good jobs in Pittsburgh.
PIIN will hold a rally near Bakery Square to announce our opposition to the Mayor’s actions against the taxpayers and working people of Pittsburgh. The hotel complex in the former Nabisco plant received $13 million in tax subsidies and wants to pay hotel workers minimum wages. We call on City Council to immediately pass the original Prevailing Wage bill again and override the Mayor if he attempts to veto it again.

2:30 PM in Mellon Park, Penn Avenue at East Liberty Blvd., across from Bakery Square.

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