Pitt faculty schedule vote to become USW members

PITTSBURGH — University of Pittsburgh faculty members will hold a vote from Aug. 27 through Oct. 12 to determine if they will become members of the United Steelworkers union, according to a news release.

“It’s been a long road, but I am thankful that we will finally have the chance to make our voices heard,” Tyler Bickford, an associate professor in the university’s English Department, said in a prepared statement. “A vote for a union is a vote to create a better university. Gaining a voice will provide faculty members with greater job security, improve educational outcomes, promote better research and increase transparency across the university system. It’s a win-win.”

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