My new video “People Over Profits” was filmed in support of thousands of workers protesting the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh’s largest employer, land owner and healthcare provider, for paying poverty wages, saddling employees with medical debt, and preventing them from forming a union.
UPMC is a $10 billion global health empire that made almost a billion dollar in profits over the past 2 years. They have $4 billion in cash and investments and own $2.5 billion worth of property. If UPMC was classified as a for profit company it would be on the Fortune 500 list. UPMC has spent millions of dollars over the last few years, not on paying employees a living wage, but in an effort to prevent them from unionizing.