Post-Gazette Strike
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An Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas judge on Monday denied the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s request to curb picketing at a newspaper distribution center on the South Side, saying the paper had “not met any of the prerequisites” necessary to grant an injunction. more
The union representing the company’s newsroom employees has urged a vote of no-confidence against the CEO at a shareholder meeting on Monday. more
The union representing Insider’s employees alleges that the company broke labor law by unilaterally changing workers’ health insurance plans. more
 Gannett journalists have announced that they would be holding a wave of nationwide strikes starting on June 5, the day of Gannett’s annual shareholder meeting. Hundreds of union journalists in two dozen newsrooms from California to New York are expected to take part to demand that Gannett get serious about reinvesting in local news, in the largest collective action that Gannett employees have taken to date.  more
Western Pennsylvania’s elected leaders in Congress co-signed a letter urging the National Labor Relations Board to investigate and resolve pending unfair labor practice charges from the labor dispute between the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and its workers who have been on strike for more than six months. more
Members of the New York Times Guild Union protested inside the paper’s newsroom this week, continuing a years-long contract dispute. more
Hundreds of WGA East members employed at Hearst Magazines Media staged a half-day walkout and rally March 23 to demand a fair contract. more
Workers are planning walkouts at Hearst offices this Thursday to protest the inability to finalize a first contract. Negotiations are scheduled to end on March 28, with one session left. more
“Today in Pittsburgh Labor” kicked off with an inside look at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette strike, where workers have been off the job for over six months. more
No matter who you see as at fault, it’s evidence of the bad blood keeping this labor action going for 150 days. more
Congressman Chris Deluzio (PA-17), Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), Senator Bob Casey (PA) and Congresswoman Susan Wild (PA-7) have introduced The Striking and Locked Out Workers Healthcare Protection Act to protect striking or locked-out workers from being cut off from their healthcare. more
In the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, the Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Post-Gazette filed a Writ of Mandamus complaint against Mayor Gainey and the city’s Police department in an effort to compel them to enforce the law with regard to mass trespassing at the Post-Gazette’s newspaper distribution facility on the South Side. more
It’s the latest major labor action to strike a national news organization in recent months as the media industry faces headwinds and cut-backs. more
Representatives of four unions whose members have been on strike at the Post-Gazette since early October met with the company Wednesday morning in hopes they could begin hammering out a deal that would bring more than 100 employees back to work. more
James VanLandingham will be a guest of new Rep. Chris Deluzio, the first-time Democratic congressman who represents the 17th District. more
More than 1,000 current and retired news media workers and others represented by the NewsGuild-CWA sent a letter Wednesday to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalists who are crossing the picket line during the ongoing strike at the paper, urging those journalists to “uphold the values of holding power accountable and minimizing harm” by joining their colleagues on strike. more
The WGA East and HuffPost have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract, averting a threatened strike. more
An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., on Thursday found that Pittsburgh Post-Gazette management had bargained in bad faith since 2019 with the union representing newsroom employees. more
When staff at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette walked off the job 100 days ago, they became the first newspaper to strike in decades. They’ve already been followed by more. more
This is the 100th day of a strike by newsroom workers in the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, who went out on an unfair labor practice strike on Oct. 18. For some workers — those in the five other Post-Gazette production, advertising and transportation unions that went on strike on Oct. 6 — today is the 112th day. more
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