When the Pirates open at home today, more than a dozen people who work at PNC Park will protest their contract — no, not the players. Cleaners who are members of SEIU local 32BJ are demanding a raise to $15 an hour and are starting the season without a contract. “It’s kind of hard. It’s hard,” cleaner Clarence Thompkins said of living on his current wage of $12.37 an hour. “If they could up it to the living wage amount, it would be great for all of the employees.” SEIU plans to demonstrate at the ballpark.
The number of people who died of a drug overdose in Allegheny County rose 44 percent between 2015 and 2016, from 424 deaths to 610. Gov. Tom Wolf told the Post-Gazette the increase was unsurprising, adding of the deaths,"They sadden me, as I think they should sadden every Pennsylvanian." Fentanyl and heroin were present in the systems of the majority of people who died.
Uber has agreed to pay Pennsylvania $3.5 million for operating in the state without permission in 2014. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved the agreement Thursday, TribLive reported, which reduced the original fine from $11.36 million. What's nearly $8 million between friends?
It's a musical all about you. Well, about one audience member at this fully improvised musical by Arcade Comedy Theater. BYOB.
Where: Arcade Comedy Theater at 811 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)
When: April 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $12 | $7 student rush tickets
The Incline Likes
It's both hockey and baseball season for this week's edition of the Pittsburgh Sports Power Rankings. The list includes Kris Letang’s neck, Nick Bonino’s shirt, Jameson Taillon’s arm, beating Penn State and marathons. There's also several reasons to PANIC, er, we mean not panic. (We think.)