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Pitt faculty see future in union

Pitt faculty see future in union

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

To most passersby, the fliers, posters and comics adorning the office doors in the narrow corridors on the fourth floor of the Cathedral of Learning blend in with the rest of campus. But for Tyler McAndrew, a visiting lecturer in the English department and prominent faculty union organizer, the posters th...

Pitt faculty file for union election

Pitt faculty file for union election

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

January 18, 2019

Faculty filed for a union election with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board on Friday, with the aim of forming a union that would cover more than 3,000 faculty across Pitt’s five campuses.

Faculty show support for unionization

Faculty show support for unionization

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

Jennifer Lee, a senior English lecturer at Pitt for the last two decades, said it was luck and allies in the tenure faculty that got her the job she currently holds — and she remembers realizing how privileged she was compared to faculty who don’t have those benefits. “My very good friend and colleague — who...

Faculty union organizers to begin signing cards

Faculty union organizers to begin signing cards

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor

January 19, 2018

Pitt’s Faculty Union Organizing Committee announced Wednesday on Facebook that it will begin asking faculty members to sign union authorization cards at a kickoff celebration Monday, Jan 22, in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. The event is co-hosted by the Pitt Progressives. Pitt faculty and gradu...

Pitt faculty, grads present political support for unions

Pitt faculty, grads present political support for unions

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor

September 13, 2017

As grad students and faculty gathered outside Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s door in the Cathedral of Learning Tuesday afternoon, a Pitt police officer cut a path to the front and addressed the crowd. “Who’s in charge here? Where’s your leader?” he asked the people clutching signs and came...

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