TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

UPMC employees to use forum to air complaints about treatment

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

UPMC employees are being encouraged to use an Allegheny County Council hearing about the tax-exempt status of property owned by the health care giant to criticize how they are treated, according to a series of union-distributed flyers.

Copies of two flyers say the hearing is “to investigate UPMC's treatment of workers and the community.”

In one flyer, UPMC shuttle driver Al Turner is quoted as saying: “What kind of charity hospital pays its CEO almost $6 million a year and then tries to intimidate and silence workers who speak up for a way we can live on?”

The motion that council approved on Nov. 7 to discuss UPMC's tax-exempt status makes no mention of labor issues.

Both flyers indicate that they are being put out by a group called Make It Our UPMC/UPMC Employees United, which is a project of the Service Employees International Union.

Councilman James Ellenbogen, D-Banksville, said while he supports the idea of allowing people “to vent,” he questions whether Wednesday night's meeting is the right forum.

Tony LaRussa is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7987 or tlarussa@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. In Steelers-Saints game, all eyes on Brown-Lewis matchup
  2. Trib 30 index surpasses August high
  3. Pittsburgh councilwoman proposes rules for protecting dogs from extreme weather
  4. Connellsville girls basketball looks for returners to be leaders in 2014-15
  5. Trib real estate writer Spatter ‘worked right to the end’
  6. Mirai debut brings  fuel cell future closer
  7. Knoch girls putting focus on defensive end
  8. Season of change on tap for South Allegheny boys basketball
  9. Knoch boys deal with early-season injury
  10. Cash-strapped Pittsburgh Public Schools to sponsor holiday parade
  11. Carnegie boy with rare gene mutation enjoys 1st Penguins game
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.