One Hill CBA Campaign–PittsburghPosted: August 29, 2012
In 2008, the community group Pittsburgh UNITED negotiated a Community Benefits Agreement with the city, county and the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team during discussions about construction of a new arena. The One Hill CBA campaign won many benefits for the low income Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
This piece from the Partnership For Working Families runs down the agreement, as well as their plans for the future. More organizing and turnout are high on their list. A leader of one of the constituent community groups is quoted as saying:
We did good to get 120 out here today. That gets the politicians’ attention. But it’s 500 people that worries them and 1000 people that scares them. We have to get scary