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Op-Ed | What’s missing from Pitt’s pandemic planning? A Faculty Union

Op-Ed | What’s missing from Pitt’s pandemic planning? A Faculty Union

By Pitt Faculty Organizing Committee

July 23, 2020

In an Op-Ed, the Pitt Faculty Organizing Committee argues that during pandemic planning, a certified faculty union is vital and would benefit not just faculty, but the entire Pitt community.

Grad union organizers deliver broken heart to Chancellor Gallagher

Graduate student union organizers delivered a broken heart for Valentine's Day to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher on Friday afternoon, in a demonstration to raise awareness for their ongoing campaign to establish a graduate student union.

By Jon Moss and Benjamin Nigrosh

February 14, 2020

Grad union organizers delivered a Valentine’s Day gift, with a twist, to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher on Friday afternoon.

Editorial: Pitt is wasting its money on union battles

Pitt spent more than a million dollars over a 12-month period to battle against graduate students’ and faculty’s unionization efforts.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 15, 2020

The battle between Pitt and its graduate students’ and faculty’s unionization efforts has evidently come at a cost — one of just more than a million dollars.

Editorial: NLRB unionization proposal is a step backwards

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 23, 2019

This new proposal is a bleak reminder of just how difficult unionization really is, and just how far we still have to go.

Editorial | Everyday is Labor Day

Many workplaces are closed on Labor Day.

By Pitt News Editorial Board

September 2, 2019

Since the Labor Day’s establishment in 1894, labor itself has evolved into something more complex than simply the unionization of nine-to-five white-collar workers and advocacy for safe working conditions.

Student organizers confident as unionization decision nears

The Pennsylvania Labor Review Board has determined that the University engaged in unfair labor practices during the grad student union election last spring.

By Erica Guthrie, Assistant News Editor

August 26, 2019

Pitt and the graduate student organizers trying to establish a union at the University took their final legal step last week before the state labor board determines whether or not the University engaged in unfair labor practices during the elections held last spring.

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...

Editorial: Trump defies bipartisanship for border fiction

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of the Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 6, 2019

Despite the triumphs made in the last year, Trump’s address only further displayed eagerness to use falsehoods to stoke fear and xenophobic anger to accomplish his political ends.

Pitt service workers to be affected by SCOTUS decision

The Supreme Court has sharply restricted the rights of American workers to join with others to challenge their company for allegedly violating federal laws on wages, hours or civil rights. (Dreamstime/TNS)

By Christian Snyder | Editor in Chief

May 30, 2018

Aliyya Lee had just worked from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. before stopping to meet her coworker Pam Johnston at Panera on Forbes Avenue. After passionately describing to me what’s at stake over 200 miles away as nine Supreme Court justices debate a labor union case, the pair left to defend unionized employ...

Pitt to challenge grad student union election petition

Signs supporting the grad and faculty unions hang on a window in the Cathedral of Leaning. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By Janine Faust and John Hamilton / TPN Staff

March 15, 2018

Pitt administrators have told the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board they plan challenge the graduate student petition to hold a union election, organizers said Wednesday. Pitt will look to convince the board that graduate students aren't employees. The labor board in February ruled that graduate students at Penn...

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