NewsGuild-CWA union authorizes worker strike at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NewsGuild-CWA union authorizes worker strike at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The NewsGuild-CWA union, which represents more than 24,000 journalists throughout the country, authorized a strike request from NewsGuild members at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette following a reported breakdown of negotiations between union members and the lawyers representing the owners of the region’s largest paper.

PITTSBURGH — The NewsGuild-CWA union, which represents more than 24,000 journalists throughout the country, authorized a strike request from NewsGuild members at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette following a reported breakdown of negotiations between union members and the lawyers representing the owners of the region’s largest paper. The 10-member executive council of the NewsGuild-CWA unanimously approved the authorization.

“A decision to strike is never made lightly,” NewsGuild President Jon Schleuss said in a release. “This one comes amid a worldwide pandemic and resulting economic crisis. It underscores the attack on more than 120 award-winning journalists, whose repeated attempts to engage the company in good faith bargaining have yielded no results.”

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