Despite working through a pandemic without the respect, protection or investment we deserve, caregivers have never stopped advocating for ourselves, our coworkers, or those we care for. We fight for the changes we need in our union contracts, and also in our own neighborhoods.
This May, we knocked. We called. WE WON. We’ve elected champions across Pennsylvania who stand with working people because we know that decisions made by mayors, city council, district attorneys and judges affect our work and our daily lives. We also know that we — working people — need to make sure we have a say in who holds that power.
Ed Gainey, Mayor of Pittsburgh
History was made in Pittsburgh when voters chose Ed Gainey, a dedicated and consistent fighter for the rights of working people. Gainey will hold UPMC – a healthcare goliath and state’s largest private employer – that pays its workers poverty wages, coerces those who try to form their union, and does not pay taxes – accountable to workers and our communities. Read President Yarnell’s full statement on the significance of Ed Gainey’s victory.
Larry Krasner, Philadelphia District Attorney
Krasner, one of the most transformative district attorneys in the country, won re-election so he can continue the work of holding police accountable, ending the criminalization of our communities, and tackling gun violence in our city.
Other Champions Elected in May, 2021:
Paige Cognetti, Scranton Mayor
Marty Flynn, State Senate District 22
Tamika Lane, Superior Court
Lori Dumas, Commonwealth Court
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas: