We are excited to host the first of our Statewide Workshops this week! These workshops will be an opportunity to learn more about the current state of housing policy and the minimum wage fight – and most importantly, how you can help advance proactive legislation on both fronts. They’re also a great way to connect with legislative leaders and activists across the state!
Please note these events are entirely virtual and require registration via Zoom link!
Statewide Housing Policy Workshop with Sen. Nikil Saval and Make the Road-PA
Zoom Registration: bit.ly/wtp-housing
Statewide Minimum Wage Advocacy Workshop with Sen. Art Haywood and CASA Pennsylvania
Zoom Registration: bit.ly/wtp-minwage
ADVISORY–TOMORROW 1PM– New Report/Press Conference: Andy Warhol Bridge Project Study Underscores Vital Need for Local Hire Provisions to Maximize Value for Pennsylvania on Federal Infrastructure Spending Projects
Keystone Research Center and Affiliated Researchers Find Out-of-State Subcontractor Employed NO PA Residents So Jobs and Economic Activity Leaked Heavily to Other States
Speakers in Attendance Include: PA. Sen. Devlin J. Robinson (R-37); Angela Ferritto, President of the PA AFL-CIO; Representative Nick Pisciottano (D-38)
Pittsburgh, PA-– Over the next five years Pennsylvania will roll out an estimated $36.8 billion in state and federal transportation infrastructure—with additional federal investments in climate infrastructure and U.S. manufacturing. Maximizing the benefits of these investments for Pennsylvania’s communities will require strong labor and local hiring standards, leading to good jobs held for highly skilled construction workers in Pennsylvania.
A new report from Keystone Research Center and the Illinois Economic Policy Institute shows what can go awry without local hiring requirements. On the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Andy Warhol Bridge project in Pittsburgh that started in 2016, the winning bidder subcontracted out $9 million in painting work to a Florida-based contractor that brought in an entirely out-of-state workforce.
WHAT: Press Conference and Report Release
WHEN: TOMORROW at 1 PM, EST
WHO: Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director, Keystone Research Center; report co-author Frank Manzo IV, Executive Director, Illinois Economic Policy Institute; PA. Sen. Devlin J. Robinson (R-37); Angela Ferritto, President of the PA AFL-CIO; Representative Nick Pisciottano (D-38); Joe Hughes, Director of Government Relations, IUPAT District Council 57.
WHERE: in person- IUPAT, 101 Ewing Road, Carnegie, PA and on Zoom Register Here: https://bit.ly/KRC216V. Both open to press.
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