Philadelphia Unemployment Project (PUP)
Organizing for Justice and Serving the Unemployed
Since 1975, the Philadelphia Unemployment Project has organized the poor and unemployed to fight for economic justice, bringing diverse groups together to bring about major changes that benefit millions of unemployed and impoverished. PUP has helped the unemployed link with coalition partners
in the labor, religious, community civil rights and women’s movements to increase our power. Our victories prove that, once organized, working people and the unemployed can be a powerful voice in the city, state, and nation.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's The History of PUP page.
In The News
- Unemployed rally to demand owed benefits held in Center City, Philadelphia Tribune, March 10, 2021.
- Unemployed Philadelphians urge Congress to extend federal compensation, KYW, July 23, 2020.
- Activists Demonstrate in Center City Demanding Minimum Wage Increase, CBS-3, March 17, 2016.