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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 23, 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.
Opinion | Unions are the solution to the plight of the working class

Opinion | Unions are the solution to the plight of the working class

By Ethan Tessler, Staff Columnist February 17, 2021
Through their bargaining power, strong unions create opportunities for all and seem to be the cure for the plight of the working-class.
About 400 to 500 dining workers were laid off in the spring under then dining contractor Sodexo when Pitt adjusted its dining services.

Pitt dining worker union alleges ‘direct violation’ of contract by dining contractor, raises safety concerns

By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer October 21, 2020
By cutting hours for Pitt dining workers, their union argues contractor Compass Group is committing a “direct violation” of its contract. The company said it has “temporarily adjusted hours slightly in order to maintain the working status of all associates.”
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

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

Grad union organizers deliver broken heart to Chancellor Gallagher

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

Editorial: Pitt is wasting its money on union battles

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.
Many workplaces are closed on Labor Day.

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

Student organizers confident as unionization decision nears

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.
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