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Pittsburgh’s Labor Day legacy continues to evolve

Carnegie Library workers voted on August 25 to form a union.

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

September 2, 2019

For the past 37 years, Pittsburgh has hosted the largest Labor Day parade in the United States — Monday’s parade drew an estimated 50,000 marchers Downtown.

Editorial: Keep a local focus on special election

Democratic Congressional candidate Conor Lamb, left, and Jon

By The Pitt News Staff

March 13, 2018

When President Donald Trump appeared at a Pittsburgh airplane hangar Saturday night, his role, ostensibly, was to pump up the assembled crowds to vote for Rick Saccone, the Republican running in today’s special election to fill the vacant seat in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. Bu...

Judge temporarily blocks Seattle law allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize

By David Gutman | The Seattle Times (TNS)

April 4, 2017

SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle has temporarily blocked the city’s first-in-the-nation law that attempts to allow Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers to unionize. The law, passed in 2015, had been scheduled to go into effect this week. Seattle’s law, the first of its kind in the country, allows Uber, Lyft and tax...

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