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Thursday, June 29, 2017

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

Hundreds of protesters pushing for higher wages for fast-food workers marched through Center City on Thursday, part of a national campaign to mark the two-year anniversary of the first fast-food worker strike in New York City. Organizers said workers in more than 150 cities participated in an effort to raise fast-food wages to $15 an hour.

In Philadelphia, the day began at 6 a.m. at Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue, where protesters, joined by employees striking nearby McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts restaurants, walked through both and then set up a table outside serving an alternative breakfast.

By noon, the group, joined by airport workers trying to raise their wages, met at Broad and Arch Streets, listened to speakers, and then marched through Center City, blocking Broad and Walnut Streets before ending the rally outside a McDonald's at 17th Street and Walnut.

At times, the message switched, with protesters chanting "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" and "I Can't Breathe," the rallying cries of protests stemming from police shootings in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City.

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