Some unions representing Post-Gazette employees walk off the job

Unions reject 9% wage increase; news operations and publishing continue


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PG) employees in the Teamsters, Pressmen, Mailers and Typographical unions announced Wednesday evening their plans to walk off their jobs in protest of a lack of agreement regarding healthcare coverage.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has offered the unions several options that would ensure the continuation of the affected union employees' healthcare, including one that adds a 9% wage increase and enrollment in the parent company’s overall healthcare plan. That healthcare plan currently covers 2,600 Block Communications Inc. (BCI) employees, including other PG unions, company executives and staff at the PG and other BCI companies.

It is not clear why this proposal, nor any of the others, were rejected by union leadership. The Post-Gazette will continue to publish every day, however print delivery may temporarily be suspended. Home delivery customers will receive information directly regarding their service and should continue to access their edelivery.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has served the Pittsburgh community, its readers and advertisers as the region’s indispensable source of news, advertising and information for more than two centuries.


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