This Labor Day, more than 100 members of PIIN took to the streets of Pittsburgh to take a stand for livable wages and just, healthy communities. Listed as the largest contingent in Pittsburgh’s Labor Day events by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PIIN’s participation was lively and undeniable.

On Labor Day, PIIN stood with hundreds of fast food workers, hospital workers, and university workers from all across our city striking for the right to form a union and earn a livable wage of $15/hour. We know that America’s strong union jobs of the past created a secure, stable workforce that allowed working families to thrive. If we are to break the barriers of injustice and inequality, working families must unionize for fair treatment, fair wages, and a voice on the job.

As a people of faith, we know more progress must be made for Pittsburgh to truly live up to its title as America’s most livable city. Today and the next day, PIIN will remain in the streets fighting alongside our brothers and sisters who are advocating for a better tomorrow.