It's Equal Pay Day, which marks how long into a second year a woman would have to work to make as much as a man in 365 days. In Pennsylvania, the wage gap is $0.21, but that pay disparity is bigger for black and Latina women. Rather than looking at these gaps separately, Black Femme Excellence Co. is hosting an Equitable Pay Day Rally at Freedom Corner today to look at "the whole picture of wage oppression," one of the group's co-founders said. Here's how you — yes, you! — can help close the wage gap.
Mayor Bill Peduto wants a memo of of understanding with Uber for the company to have "better work conditions for Uber drivers, services to some elderly residents, and improvements in fuel efficiency," the WSJ reported Monday. But a draft of that memo is “not yet available,” city spokeswoman Katie O’Malley told The Incline. While the items in the memo aren’t specific to self-driving cars, the list indicates the types of partnerships and benefits the city wants from Uber.
In a new nine-part series, The Incline is doing Q&As with each Pittsburgh City Council member for you to learn more about the council and your neighborhood’s representative. First up is Darlene Harris, councilwoman and mayoral candidate. She chatted with us about District 1, what she’s learned from public service and her tips on getting involved.
See the film version of the classic dystopian novel "1984." The Hollywood Theater is one of more than 180 theaters showing the movie on the same day that character Winston Smith began his journal: April 4th. A discussion facilitated by the ACLU of Pa follows the movie. A portion of all ticket sales go the Dormont Public Library.
Where: Hollywood Theatre at 1449 Potomac Ave (Dormont)
When: April 4, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $10
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What’s it like being the third-best team in a division with only two good teams? The 2017 Pirates are about to find out! The team opened the season Monday with a three-game set against the Red Sox in Fenway Park, which is a bit like starting a marathon by running straight up a hill. But it was almost close! The Pirates finished the 2016 season with 78 wins and we’ve outlined how they need to improve this season — ahem Andrew McCutchen, please stand up. So will the 2017 Pirates be better than last year’s team? Read on.
The mind-controlled robotic arm created by UPMC and Pitt was named the winner of an NCAA-style bracket to find the "best innovation in science and medicine." The device was in the spotlight when Nathan Copeland, a man with quadriplegia, used the arm to fist bump President Barack Obama in October. So who did UPMC and Pitt beat out to take the top spot?