Making sure working families share in the prosperity of a New Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh United is a coalition of community, labor, faith, and environmental organizations committed to advancing the vision of a community and economy that work for all people.
We aspire to create a new social contract, whereby all workers are able to care for themselves and raise their families, sharing in the prosperity generated by economic growth and development.
Clean Rivers Campaign
Building Economic Equality
The ‘New Pittsburgh’ enjoys national acclaim. Hardly a week goes by without another news outlet lauding the economic renaissance of our former steel town, or a profile of the city’s livability through the lens of the latest hot neighborhood.
But as this resurgence occurs, not everyone is benefitting, with nearly 50 percent of the 18,000 jobs created in Pittsburgh last year paying less than $14 an hour. Revitalization is benefitting some, but the fabric of low income neighborhoods and communities of color are being torn apart.
Pittsburgh is at a critical moment. We have an opportunity to be a national leader, not just in terms of economic revival, but equitable development that puts people first. To be truly livable, the revitalization of Pittsburgh must include both the high-tech and the service sectors of the economy, while lifting up every neighborhood in the city.
Action United, Clean Water Action, Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP), Hill District Consensus Group, Just Harvest, Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN), SEIU 32BJ, SEIU Healthcare PA, Sierra Club, Unite HERE Local 57, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23, United Steelworkers International