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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

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 | You know what tastes better than Starbucks? Unionization.

Opinion | You know what tastes better than Starbucks? Unionization.

By Grace DeLallo, Assistant Opinions Editor January 19, 2022
Starbucks should prioritize unionization for all of their stores instead of fighting it — putting better working conditions and protections ahead of capitalist pursuits at the expense of its workers. Although there is such a long way to go in the fight against big businesses and capitalism exploiting workers, we must have solidarity within the working class if we are to see any meaningful change in the next decade or so.
Pitt administration poured large sums of money into a “union avoidance” law firm, according to financial disclosures.

Pitt’s spending on ‘union avoidance’ law firm nears $3M

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer January 11, 2022
University administrators continued to pay large sums of money to a “union avoidance” law firm, with total payouts approaching $3 million, according to financial disclosures.
Chris Bonneau, political science professor, in his office in Posvar Hall on Wednesday.

‘Won’t be a unified front’: Professors opposed to union reflect on vote

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer December 10, 2021
After a multi-year effort to unionize, Pitt faculty voted in favor of creating a union, with 1,511 faculty members voting in favor and 612 against. Professors opposed to the union reflected on the vote and the upcoming push for a first contract with the University.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with The Pitt News last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.

Gallagher talks fall semester, political pressure and more in TPN interview

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss September 7, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with TPN for about 30 minutes last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.
Tyler Bickford, a professor in the English department, drops one of the first union cards at a kickoff event held by Pitt faculty union organizers in the William Pitt Union Ballroom in January 2018.

Explainer: How to vote in Pitt’s faculty union election

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer August 24, 2021
A multi-year effort to unionize roughly 3,000 University faculty will culminate in a union election starting Friday. Here is a guide to help faculty navigate the upcoming union election
Provost Ann Cudd speaks at a Student Government Board meeting on Oct. 24, 2018.

Cudd’s freshman year: affordability, unionization and plans for the future

By Jon Moss, News Editor June 28, 2019
After one year of leading Pitt’s academic programs, Provost Ann Cudd has her sights set on Pitt’s future.
The Pitt graduate student union election results were announced on April 26.

Grad student unionization vote declared inconclusive

By Neena Hagen , Senior Staff Writer April 26, 2019

The Pitt Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s three-year unionization campaign led to a final vote last week meant to determine whether or not the university's graduate student population wanted a...

University of Pittsburgh faculty unionizers make an appearance at the People’s Pride parade in June 2018. (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

Pitt faculty file for union election

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor January 18, 2019
Faculty filed for a union election with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board on Friday, with the aim of forming a union that would cover more than 3,000 faculty across Pitt’s five campuses.
At the close of his fourth year as Pitts chancellor, Patrick Gallagher talked with The Pitt News about the major milestones of the year.  (Photo by Christian Snyder)

Gallagher’s senior year: State funding, unions, #MeToo

By Ashwini Sivaganesh April 23, 2018

At this weekend’s graduation, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher will send off the first group of seniors he also witnessed start their first days of classes at Pitt four years ago. Like most of the graduating...

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