One Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm en Workers Demonstrate for Fair Wage & Commemorate March on Washington http://wesa.fm/post/workers-demonstrate-fair-wage-commemorate-march-washington <p>The group One Pittsburgh is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by staging a protest at the Strip District McDonald’s drive thru, Saturday. Protest organizer, Calvin Skinner says people often forget that the 1963 March on Washington was titled, “the march for jobs and freedom.”</p><p>“The March on Washington was always about Civil Rights,” says Skinner “But also about economic rights and economic justice and that’s a story that is not told. It’s a place where we’ve lost significant ground in this country.” Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:28:25 +0000 Heather McClain 15374 at http://wesa.fm Workers Demonstrate for Fair Wage & Commemorate March on Washington Protesters Voice Concern Over Looming Head Start Cuts http://wesa.fm/post/protesters-voice-concern-over-looming-head-start-cuts <p>The March 1 sequestering of approximately $85 billion could hit national early education program Head Start as early as next week.</p><p>In response to the pending cuts, One Pittsburgh, an organization focused on getting big companies to pay their “fair share” of taxes, held a rally at the BNY Mellon building in downtown Pittsburgh Friday to protest the effect cuts will have in the Pittsburgh region.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:32:36 +0000 Jared Adkins 5108 at http://wesa.fm Protesters Voice Concern Over Looming Head Start Cuts