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Let’s do fast casual right

Termed “fast-casual” restaurants, eateries like Chipotle has given rise to the popularity of high-end fast food. (Photo by Bethany Krupicka | Staff Photographer)

By Will Schulman | For The Pitt News

September 29, 2017

Students at Penn State one morning in 2014 were shocked to find the Chipotle in State College, Pennsylvania, closed. On the door a sign read: “Ask our corporate offices why their employees are forced to work in borderline sweatshop conditions,” followed up with “People > Profits.” Constant pr...

‘No Progress’ in NAFTA talks, Canadian labor leader says

By Josh Wingrove and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News (TNS)

September 24, 2017

The head of Canada's largest private-sector union said there's been "no progress" in North American Free Trade Agreement talks and that he expects the U.S., Mexico and Canada to eventually abandon them. The U.S. hasn't presented detailed written proposals at the third round of talks being held in...

Pitt administration comes out against grad student union

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

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 letter is the first direct criticism the administration has levied against the unionization efforts, which formally began in January of 2016. The University is now officially no...

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