After a long and difficult day of contract bargaining that went nowhere, striking workers at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette spent much of Wednesday planning the future of the strike.
A group of striking workers met to discuss outreach to companies that have advertisements in the Post-Gazette.
Additionally, workers planned future picket lines and leafleting opportunities and continued making plans for an upcoming holiday get-together.
On Wednesday afternoon, striking workers who have been contributing to the Pittsburgh Union Progress gathered again for another meeting of the “story club.”
The PUP workers opened their time at the Pittsburgh Media Hub in the Benedum-Trees Building by discussing writing that inspires them and why they, in turn, are inspired to write. They also talked about what makes for good storytelling and ideas to continue to improve the PUP.
In attendance Wednesday were PUP editors Bob Batz Jr., Susan Banks, Karen Carlin, Rick Davis, Helen Fallon, Steve Mellon, Jon Moss and Randy Stoernell; reporters Joshua Axelrod and Tanisha Thomas; photographer Alexandra Wimley; and interactive designer Zack Tanner.
Meanwhile, on the picket line, striking workers got a visit from their former colleague Brian O’Neill, a longtime PG columnist and Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh member. O’Neill, who retired from the PG in 2020, stopped by in the afternoon to offer his support to workers.
Alex is a digital news editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but he's currently on strike.