‘Huge news’: National Labor Relations Board is ‘seeking injunction’ that could end Pittsburgh news workers strike

Exactly 18 months and 1½ hours into their unfair labor practices strike at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a small and tired but still-hanging-in-there group of unionized newsroom workers gathered Thursday afternoon, in person and on Zoom, for a hastily called meeting to hear what had been described in urgent messages as a “strike announcement.” Zack Tanner,…

Happy Earth Day 2024!

Time to celebrate and work a little, too, with lots of Earth Day events

Monday marks the 54th Earth Day observance, and the Western Pennsylvania region has many different activities, educational opportunities and, of course, volunteer projects.  Here are a few that have come to the Pittsburgh Union Progress’ attention, starting this weekend through Monday and the rest of April. The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium will have a Wild…

This competition is garbage: Millvale Pickoff kicks off Litter League

Greg Manley has intel on the Northside 412 Redder Uppers as this year’s Friends of the Riverfront and Allegheny CleanWays Litter League teams get ready for the Opening Pickoff competition this Saturday in Millvale. He lives on the North Side and knows that last year’s overall champions have been staging litter in anticipation of the…

PUP track notebook: The scoop on Scoop Smith is that the Woodland Hills multi-sport star might be the WPIAL’s top sprinter

Scoop Smith has made such a large impact in multiple sports early in his high school career that it’s sometimes easy to forget he’s only a sophomore. Smith, a 5-foot-6, 145-pound speedster who attends Woodland Hills, has been named all-conference in football twice and all-section in basketball once, and last football season earned all-state honors…

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Pittsburgh Regional Transit proposes small budget increase, warns of future problems

Pittsburgh Regional Transit’s finances remain stable, but as the agency prepares its new budget for approval in June it is pointing to looming financial problems three years down the road. Chief Financial Officer Donminika Brown presented the agency’s preliminary operating and capital budgets to the board’s finance committee on Thursday. The operating budget, which likely…

No second eaglet at U.S. Steel Mon Valley Works Irvin Plant nest

The hope of a second eaglet hatching in the U.S. Steel Mon Valley Works Irvin Plant bald eagles nest has been dashed.  Through the chat on the U.S. Steel PixCams the faithful have been keeping watch, counting down the days and hoping to spot the pip — the internal cracks the eaglet makes to breathe…