May 24, 2016
Yesterday, the August Wilson Center hosted a community panel focused on finding solutions to the city’s affordable housing, civil rights, economic development, job and transportation woes. The forum revolved around findings presented in A Pittsburgh That Works for Working People, a new report by the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) examining how these issues impact Pittsburgh and its future. The panel featured economists, local community leaders and elected officials, as well as representatives from the service workers’ union 32BJ SEIU.
We spoke with study author Satya Rhodes-Conway and 32BJ district leader Sam Williamson about the event and what role the COWS report can play in Pittsburgh’s continued improvement.