Striking Pittsburgh Post-Gazette employees in the Teamsters, Pressmen, Mailers, and Typographical unions hold a picket line outside of the Butler Eagle’s printing facility, which printed the Sunday edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Saturday, Oct. 22, in Butler. (Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Union Progress)
Late Saturday evening, striking Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers in the Communications Workers of America unions and some supporters held a picket line outside of the printing facility of the Butler Eagle newspaper.
The striking workers — from the Post-Gazette’s printing, mailing, distribution and advertising departments as well the newsroom — were protesting the plant printing the Sunday edition of the Post-Gazette.
At least some of the Sunday papers were delivered to subscribers.
The printing plant is located at 514 West Wayne St. in Butler.
Workers have called for subscribers to cancel their Post-Gazette subscriptions until the strike is resolved.
Members of CWA Locals 14842 and 14827 employed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, who went on strike two weeks ago in response to unfair labor practices by management, including unilateral changes to their health care plan, are “staying one day longer, one day stronger on the picket line.”
On Tuesday, members of the Pittsburgh NewsGuild (TNG-CWA Local 38061) joined the strike, citing the company’s illegal declaration of an impasse in contract negotiations and imposition of new working conditions, including cuts to wages and vacation time and a low benefit, high cost health plan.
Members of Teamsters Local 205/211 and Pressmen’s Union GCC/IBT Local 24M/9N also are on strike.