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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.

PUP's Annual Larry Swann Memorial Picnic

Join PUP on Saturday August 12th from 1pm to 6pm at Hunting Park for our annual Larry Swann Memorial Picnic.

Come on out and relax and enjoy the summer with PUP.  Bring a dish if you can or just join the fun. 

Games, food, fun!


Action Day to Raise the Minimum Wage

September 29, 2014 

Action Day to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania

Slides of the rally

We had close to 100 turn out from many organizations in the Philadelphia event. We marched from Fergie's Pub (a ROC identified high road employer) to the Governor's Philadelphia office.

Speakers included a Rev. Randy Barge, Olney Presbyterian Church, State Senate candidate Art Heywood, UFCW's John Meyerson, low wage Burger King worker Jose Torres and Jason McCartney a tipped worker from ROC who worked at as a bar back at a local bar, Nadia Hewka, of Community Legal Services, Nick Alpers of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO, Tim Styer of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Reformation and John Dodds of PUP.

We also had a ballot box for people to vote themselves a raise. The vote was overwhelming for a higher minimum wage in PA. Several TV stations had cameras.

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