‘A beacon of hope and fairness:’ Pa. House passes bill to allow striking workers to collect unemployment
House Bill 1481, which advanced out of the 25-member Labor & Industry Committee along party lines last month, amends Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation Law to allow eligible workers who file a UC claim to collect benefits if they are unemployed due to a labor dispute.
Bill to allow striking workers to collect unemployment advances from House Committee
The bill is co-sponsored by Allegheny County Democrats Rep. Mandy Steele and Rep. Dan Miller who say they were motivated to pursue the legislation by striking workers at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, who have been on strike for a full year as of Oct. 18.
Lawmakers urge NLRB to investigate ‘unfair practices’ at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The letter, signed by U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman and Reps. Summer Lee and Chris Deluzio, called on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to investigate the more than 20 “open unfair labor practice charges” currently filed against the Post-Gazette in the ongoing labor dispute between Post-Gazette management and striking workers.
Pa. Rep. Deluzio urges DOJ to take a closer look at Post-Gazette purchase of Pittsburgh City Paper
A subsidiary of the PG acquired the City Paper in January.
After being sidelined for midterms, striking PGH journalists ‘just want to get back to work’
Journalists at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette voted to walk off the job on Oct. 18.
The Post-Gazette’s racism problem isn’t new. A change in ownership can help solve it | Opinion
I still want to see the Post-Gazette succeed, not because its owners deserve it, but because its journalists and the city of Pittsburgh deserves it.