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Part 3 | Faculty union organizers’ next steps

Part 3 | Faculty union organizers’ next steps

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Forming a faculty union at a Pennsylvania university actually isn’t too complicated — in theory.

Part 2 | A look at the back-and-forth between Pitt, faculty union organizers

Part 2 | A look at the back-and-forth between Pitt, faculty union organizers

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

An “inflated” union eligibility list dilutes the significance of each authorization card, making it harder for union organizers to collect cards from the 30% of faculty needed to prompt a union election.

Part 1 | Who did Pitt include on its list of union-eligible faculty?

Part 1 | Who did Pitt include on its list of union-eligible faculty?

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Pitt included more than 100 administrators, graduate students and retired professors on the list of faculty eligible for a union.

Series | Pitt included retirees, administrators in faculty union bargaining unit

Series | Pitt included retirees, administrators in faculty union bargaining unit

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Faculty union organizers called the move “disgusting and obvious union busting.” Pitt chalked it up to poor communication.

Pittsburgh’s Labor Day legacy continues to evolve

Pittsburgh’s Labor Day legacy continues to evolve

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

September 2, 2019

For the past 37 years, Pittsburgh has hosted the largest Labor Day parade in the United States — Monday’s parade drew an estimated 50,000 marchers Downtown.

Faculty union organizers up in arms after Pitt’s administration rejects Labor Board subpoena

Faculty union organizers up in arms after Pitt’s administration rejects Labor Board subpoena

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

July 19, 2019

After ruling June 18 that the size of the bargaining unit for Pitt’s faculty union was under review, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board ordered Pitt to turn over several pieces of information to faculty union organizers — most notably, a list of faculty eligible to be in the potential bargaining unit.

PLRB orders hearing on faculty union complaint

PLRB orders hearing on faculty union complaint

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

June 18, 2019

Faculty union organizers faced a major setback when the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board ruled in April they failed to collect enough signed authorization cards to prompt a union election.

Faculty union organizers appeal PLRB decision

Faculty union organizers appeal PLRB decision

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

A years-long effort to unionize more than 3,500 Pitt faculty appeared to have failed last Wednesday when the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, or PLRB, ruled that organizers failed to collect enough signed authorization cards from eligible faculty to prompt a union election.

No hearing for Pitt faculty union, organizers plan appeal

No hearing for Pitt faculty union, organizers plan appeal

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

April 18, 2019

The state labor relations board ruled Thursday that faculty organizers fell short in their efforts to collect signed authorization cards from faculty. Organizers plan to appeal the decision.

Faculty braces for Pitt’s union “stalling tactics”

Faculty braces for Pitt’s union “stalling tactics”

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

With at least six months until Pitt organizers’ third attempt at a faculty union, Pitt administration and faculty are deep in a debate over the merits of unionization. Faculty say they’re gearing up for a battle.

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