Media Advisory: Congresswoman Summer Lee and State Representative Sara Innamorato to present American Economic Liberties Project report on the harms of UPMC’s monopoly power

Jan 19, 2023
Press

Pittsburgh, PA

Congresswoman Summer Lee and State Representative Sara Innamorato will hold a virtual press conference on Thursday morning to present a new report on the effect UPMC’s monopoly and monopsony power is having on hospital workers and patients.

Congresswoman Summer Lee and State Representative Sara Innamorato will hold a virtual press conference on Thursday morning to present a new report on the effect UPMC’s monopoly and monopsony power is having on hospital workers and patients. The American Economic Liberties Project (AELP) report shows that UPMC’s anti-competitive behavior is contributing to the ongoing workforce crisis in Pittsburgh hospitals by limiting where hospital workers can work, how much they can make, and how they can advance their careers – all while also undermining in the quality of care patients receive.

Congresswoman Lee and Representative Innamorato are co-conveners of the Pittsburgh Hospital Workers Taskforce that held a public hearing in September where dozens of Pittsburgh hospital workers from both major hospital systems testified to the severity of the workforce crisis.

What:  Press conference releasing report on the harm’s of UPMC’s monopoly power to workers and patients

Who: Congresswoman Summer Lee; State Representative Sara Innamorato; Pat Garofalo, Director of State and Local Policy at the American Economic Liberties Project; UPMC Worker TBD

When: Thursday, January 19, 2023 – 10:30 AM

Where: Online via Zoom – Register here

An embargoed copy of the report will be available to the media on Wednesday. Email Rowland – Emilia.rowland@mail.house.govEmiliarowland1010@gmail.com  – to request a copy

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