Reverend John Welch presides over the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network, who organized the East Liberty rally. He says his group will voice their support for the prevailing wage legislation that would ensure higher pay for workers in new city developments.
The rally will also protest sub-par unionizing standards at a local hotel complex. Welch says rallying on Martin Luther King Day is particularly special, because they are fighting for the same ideals King did before he was assassinated.
Other Martin Luther King Day events this evening include the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir performing at Franklin Regional High School at 7 and several readings and videos at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.