UPMC doesn't even give employees raises that are above the Cost of Living increase. I've worked there for 9 years, get great performance reviews, yet I got less than the Cost of Living increase (which is 1.7%). It doesn't make sense - why should I stay? I am actively seeking new employment.
UPMC raises are a joke. This year my raise was LESS than the Cost of Living increase (which was 1.7%; I got less than that), despite getting "Solid, Strong performer" on my review. This is how they "reward" their dedicated employees. We need more people to speak up or change will never happen.
Dormont needs help. It needs new exciting businesses, events & it needs to welcome change. I don't think a 3 day screening would have a bad effect on the community at all.
I bet Lawrenceville will pick it up. Maybe we should look more into what they've done since property values have skyrocketed there!!!!!!!!! They welcome change, & that's why they are reaping huge benefits that Dormont could as well.
The world is changing, I hope Dormont does soon too.
Concerned Dormont Business Owner
I was shocked when I heard about this tragedy. I took a class with Lucy last year and she was one of the best teachers I have met in my life. She was so kind and beneficial in many ways and really wanted to help her students. She will be missed.
You people need to get jobs to take up your time
LGBTQIA people are people too. I saw some of the reactions to Iggy Azalea's apology - those were probably from LGBT people and they were simply inhumane. They are no different from others in this regard, we should always be aware of that. It's good to support their rights of course (I certainly do so, as Iggy does as well), but they are just people with all their good and bad sides.
Iggy's apology was sincere though, and it shows her ability to grow up and change. Isn't this the best thing to observe in a human being? Our Western societies are so cold and unforgiving though, many of us would rather dehumanize someone else in anger and for retaliation than to forgive some simple mistake which was never even meant to harm anyone. I have once experienced un-forgiveness from one of my best friends - it almost destroyed me. I took some 5 years before I even felt like I could breathe again. Unforgiveness is such a merciless bitch.
I am saddened to hear of Lucy's passing. We had many opportunities to work together during my 19 years at Port Authority. Our services for persons with disabilities improved in part because of Lucy's unceasing advocacy and her willingness to work with us to solve problems.
May she rest in peace in God's hands for eternity.
I got my sense of determination to change from my parents but the decision to channel it into the disability movement from Lucy. She wasn't afraid to let you know what she was thinking. She also gave me the real deal that fighting for my right to be disabled and get my just due would be no picnic. I'm gonna miss her strength in times of crisis and her ability to not back down while comprising. Rest in peace. Dear Lucy, you are irreplaceable.
Lucy helped me to teach our medical students about care for individuals with disabilities back in the late 90s. She was a powerhouse and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Lucy.
Lucy helped many young girls at Roselia also.....she would be happy to know that many of us have grown up and done well....
Thank you for your leadership Lucy...rest well
I was deeply saddened to learn of Lucy's passing. It is a great loss to the community of people with disabilities whom she advocated tirelessly for. It is also a great personal loss, to her loving family and to those of us fortunate enough to call her friend. I will miss her spirit, dogged persistence, expert advise and consul, and her infectious laugh.
From Lucy's family:
We will receive friends on Friday, 19 June, from 5pm-8pm at the Rapp Funeral Home, 10940 Frankstown Rd, 15235. A mass of Christian burial will be at 9:30am, Saturday, 20 June at St. Mary Church, 1011 Church Ave., McKees Rocks, PA 15136. Burial at Homewood Cemetery will follow. We look forward seeing those of you who can come. Jennifer and Jim Spruill
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I loved all the advice I got from Lucy will miss her.
Lucy was a true advocate and a force of nature. She will be missed.
Editorials are opinion pieces. In a democracy with a free press all points of view are allowed to be expressed. It is also your right to leave a comment. I am pleased to see a free press in action for a change.
Interesting Pittsburgh gay community supports affluent gay, "white men". Typical Pittsburgh hypocrisy,BTW there are quite a few good African-American gays that need supported as vigorously as the gay community at large. This city is really pathetic and it's not surprising that conflicts continue amid a buck of bigots!
Allowing for different opinions is another, publishing such a vile piece and defending it is another.
An absolute bunch of sh*t, shrouded in pseudo-speak that claims to cover "all sides" of an issue.
Oh, great, some propagandist militia has taken over my hometown newspaper. I've been wondering about the P-G for a while now. Someone should dig deeper on this, to learn who else the paper added to their masthead in the last year, besides the writer of this execrable op-ed. If they're all as hate-filled as she is, the P-G will soon resemble the Tribune-Review. That's a long way to fall in a short time.
Disturbing. Way more disturbing than a transgendered person "coming out".
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