Barbara Mathis, a UPMC worker who is unable to speak or hear and was fired by UPMC after 23 years, signs her response to the company during a rally Wednesday in Mellon Square Park.
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Barbara Mathis, a UPMC worker who is unable to speak or hear and was fired by UPMC after 23 years, signs her response to the company during a rally Wednesday in Mellon Square Park.

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