The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | Students should pay attention to Pitt unionization efforts

Opinion | Students should pay attention to Pitt unionization efforts

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist September 28, 2021
Unionization would give Pitt faculty the ability to collectively bargain and advocate for improving pay, health policies, job security, workload and transparency from administrators — issues that have become glaring in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Casandra Armour Capri spoke against the Republican tax plan at a rally outside the Cathedral of Learning Wednesday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

Grad students rally against GOP tax plan

By Salina Pressimone | Staff Writer November 30, 2017

Andrew Bellesis faces new decisions about his career prospects as the recently introduced Republican tax bill looms over the potential cost of his next five years at Pitt. “We will defeat this bill,”...

(Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-In-Chief)

Letter to the Editor | There is no third party. We, the students, are the union

By Beth Shaaban / PhD student July 30, 2017

Surprise! I just returned from presenting some of my research at a conference to a union busting email from the provost. One of my personal favorite lines: “The education, not the financial support,...

The Pitt administration is against the formation of a grad student union, an effort United Steelworkers is involved in. (Photo via Flickr Commons)

Pitt administration comes out against grad student union

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief July 28, 2017

Speaking on behalf of the University, Pitt Provost Patricia Beeson came out against a graduate student union Thursday, claiming that a union would not be in the best interests of students. Beeson’s...

The Pitt administration is against the formation of a grad student union, an effort United Steelworkers is involved in. (Photo via Flickr Commons)

Grad students continue push for union

By Janine Faust | Senior Staff Writer June 20, 2017

Some Pitt graduate students have been buckling down these past six months on something other than master and doctoral degrees. The Graduate Student Organizing Committee — a group that advocates for...

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