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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt Faculty Union flyers on a campus table.

Solidarity, serenity and slow negotiations: Faculty look back on year since unionization

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2022
The PLRB certified the Pitt faculty union’s landslide election victory one year ago as of Friday. Since then, faculty have changed from advisors in a shared governance system to legal equals in slow and, at times, publicly bitter contract talks with administration. The very existence of negotiations, however strained, gives Melinda Ciccocioppo “a real sense of serenity.”
Pitt faculty protest on the steps of Posvar Hall for a fair contract on Thursday afternoon.

Faculty union protests outside bargaining room, talks job security and fair contracts

By Punya Bhasin, News Editor October 27, 2022
More than 150 faculty members showed up today, with signs and in song, on the steps of Posvar Hall to demand one thing — a fair contract.

VIDEO: President Biden visits steelworkers union in Pittsburgh

September 6, 2022
President Joe Biden complimented unions and called out “extreme MAGA Republicans” for putting democracy at stake to a crowd of about 100 members of a local United Steelworkers union in West Mifflin on Monday.
Starbucks at Amos Hall on Fifth Avenue.

Amos Hall Starbucks votes to unionize in a landslide

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer May 6, 2022
Workers at the Amos Hall Starbucks unionized Friday in a 10-3 vote. Following the NLRB’s certification of the results, the union can elect a bargaining committee and begin contract negotiations with company representatives.
The outside of the Amos Starbucks.

‘Put their money where their mouth is’: Oakland Starbucks workers fight to unionize

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor April 19, 2022
When Sam Knapp, a shift supervisor at the Amos Hall Starbucks, saw that his employees’ wellness was deteriorating, he decided to take action and sent a message to Workers United.
Starbucks at Amos Hall on Fifth Avenue.

NLRB to mail union ballots for Amos Hall Starbucks, tally results on May 6

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer April 17, 2022
The National Labor Relations Board will mail ballots this Thursday to Starbucks employees deciding whether to unionize the coffee chain’s Amos Hall location on Pitt’s campus. The board will then count the ballots on May 6.
Coffee Tree Roasters employees Jordy Vargas, center, and Madisyn Emley listen to employee Kiora Treadwell speak. Shown during the Coffee Tree Union rally Sunday morning outside of the company’s Shadyside location on Walnut Street.

‘Union town’: Coffee Tree employees rally the day before unionization vote begins

By Clare Sheedy, Contributing Editor January 30, 2022
A crowd of over 50 people gathered Sunday at the Coffee Tree Roasters location in Shadyside to show their support for employee unionization efforts a day before the union vote.
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.
Pitt faculty will vote on whether to unionize beginning next month, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations board announced Friday.

Pitt faculty to vote on unionization beginning next month

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief July 16, 2021
After a yearslong campaign, Pitt faculty will vote on whether to unionize beginning next month, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations board ruled Friday.
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games.”

Editorial | Top 10 Pitt things that could win a Hunger Games simulation

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 22, 2021
Based off of a book series where tributes fight one another until there’s one person left standing, we’ve put together the top 10 Pitt-related things that could probably win one of these simulations.
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