March/Rally: UPMC, It’s Time to Pay What You Owe

March/Rally: UPMC, It’s Time to Pay What You Owe

Session Type(s): Special Event

Starts: Friday, Aug. 19 12:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Friday, Aug. 19 1:30 PM (Eastern)

Room: Offsite

Join Pittsburgh United and local allies for a march/rally to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, just a few blocks from the Convention Center, as we collectively demand that UPMC pay what they owe. From Mt. Oliver to Morningside, Pittsburghers believe in caring for their families and leaving things better for generations to come. From teachers to delivery drivers to hospital workers, they volunteer in their communities and with those in need.

But for too long, the biggest landowner and employer in the region has cheated the system—claiming to be a “non-profit” while bringing in billions and not paying what they should in taxes. While many struggled under the crushing weight of a global pandemic, UPMC made record profits—their revenue more than doubled the NFL’s. Yet they refused to pay people the true value of their work.

For years, UPMC has gotten a free ride off, withholding critical resources and costing our communities. UPMC doesn’t own this city. Enough is enough. We’re standing together to demand that UPMC pay what they owe, so that Pittsburgh has funding for the infrastructure, neighborhood investments, schools, and housing that its communities need.

Meet outside the David Lawrence Convention Center at noon and we’ll march together to UPMC starting at 12:10 p.m.