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Commuter Options Spotlight

The Commuter Options program allows inner city workers to get good paying jobs in the suburbs by providing vehicles for their use, as SEPTA has very minimal service to many parts of the suburbs. Check out this recently published Op-Ed on the program by our Director, John Dodds.

For more information visit our Commuter Options page or contact John Dodds at jdoddspup@aol.com or 215-557-0822 x102.


Workers with their Commuter Options car, which they use to car pool to their job in the suburbs.

Jazz for the Jobless Fundraiser

Join PUP on Friday, June 9th for our annual Jazz for the Jobless fund raiser. We will be honoring our aggressive new State Senator Art Haywood and enjoying a home cooked soul food buffet, as well as jazz vocalist Wendy Simon and her Quartet.

Tickets are $60; $25 for PUP members and the unemployed.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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State Senator Art Haywood

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Jazz vocalist Wendy Simon


Celebrating the struggles of the American people that make
us the nation we are today.
Tuesdays at 6 PM
at Community College of Philadelphia- Winnet Student Life Building-  Room S 2-3 Refreshments from 5:30

9/ 16 Broken on All Sides -Film on race, mass incarceration and new visions for criminal justice, plus Our Schools are not for Sale a short film on the Philadelphia schools.  The evening will give insight into the “school to prison pipeline” and how to fight it.

9/30 Borinqueneeners-The story of the Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment, the only all-Hispanic unit in U.S. Army history, recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Obama

10/14 Mississippi: Is This America?- This is the 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer, where people from all over America confronted violent racism as they came to work with Black Mississippians to fight the right to vote and be represented in the political process.

10/28 Brothers on the Line-Narrated by Martin SheenBrothers on the Line is the award-winning documentary exploring the social justice crusade of the Reuther brothers whose social justice movement, under the banner of the United Auto Workers, helped to transform the landscape of the nation.

11/11 Paycheck to Paycheck- As the fight for higher wages and a fair minimum wage heats up, this filmilluminates the challenges faced by more than 42 million low wage American women and the 28 million children who depend on them.

11/25 1971-The story of Philadelphia activists, who in 1971 broke into FBI offices in Media, PA and uncovered the FBI’s vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights. In our current age of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden, this documentary couldn’t be timelier.

Sponsored by Philadelphia Unemployment Project, SAG/AFTRA, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Philadelphia AFL-CIO, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Reformation, Fight for Philly, AFSCME DC 47, UFCW Local 1776, AFT Local 2026

Sponsored by Philadelphia Unemployment Project, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO, SAG/AFTRA, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Reformation, Fight for Philly, AFSCME DC 47,  AFT Local 2026


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