The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

Editorial | We support the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette strike

Editorial | We support the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette strike

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 24, 2022
The owners of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette need to support their employees by giving them fair pay and health care.
Altoona Curve coach Salvador Paniagua, left, congratulates Logan Hill on his fourth-inning home run against the Erie SeaWolves during a Double-A baseball game in Erie, Pa. on July 12, 2019.

Opinion | Minor League Baseball hits homerun for workers’ rights with new union representation

By Grant Van Robays, Staff Columnist September 29, 2022
Minor league baseball players unionizing is a historic achievement for the sport and workers’ rights.
President Joe Biden speaks at West Mifflin Monday afternoon for the Labor Day holiday.

President Biden touts the strength of unions, labor at Labor Day event in West Mifflin

By Punya Bhasin, News Editor September 6, 2022
In front of a crowd of about 100 members of a local United Steelworkers union in West Mifflin, President Joe Biden complimented organized labor on Labor Day and called out “extreme MAGA republicans” for putting democracy at stake.
People arrive for work at the Amazon distribution center in the Staten Island borough of New York, on Oct. 25, 2021.

Editorial | Amazon needs to care about its workers

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 7, 2022
Amazon should care more about the well-being of their workers rather than invest money in union-busting.
Starbucks at Amos Hall on Forbes Avenue.

Editorial | The Amos Hall Starbucks unionization is a great step forward

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 17, 2022
The move to unionize is important, particularly for student workers, as it helps students be able to call out issues in future careers.
A protester rallies with a crowd of UPMC employees on Grant Street during Thursday’s UPMC Essential Worker Strike in Downtown.

Editorial | Happy strikesgiving to UPMC workers

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 19, 2021
We fully back employees’ push for better treatment, and condemn the insultingly low value to which UPMC holds its employees.
Carnegie Library workers voted on August 25 to form a union.

Pittsburgh’s Labor Day legacy continues to evolve

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.
Democratic Congressional candidate Conor Lamb, left, and Jon Bowzer Bauman of the musical group Sha Na Na in Lambs campaign office. (Evan Halper / Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Editorial: Keep a local focus on special election

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...

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

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...

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