As striking Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers readied to take a few days off from picketing, leafleting and other strike actions for the holidays, several unions jumped on board workers’ strike solidarity pledge.
On Thursday and Friday, at least 11 different unions and groups signed onto the pledge.
- American Federation of Government Employees
- American Postal Workers Union
- IBEW Local 29
- NALC Branch 84 (Letter Carriers)
- Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network
- Pittsburgh Building Trades
- Pittsburgh Metro Area Postal Workers Union
- Pride at Work Pennsylvania
- Roofers Local 37
- Steamfitters Local 449
- Teamsters Local 205
Those groups joined hundreds of other community groups, political leaders and supporters of journalism who are all pledging:
- To refuse to speak to the Post-Gazette until striking workers’ demands are met.
- To speak with the striking worker-run Pittsburgh Union Progress instead.
- To ask their community to join them in canceling their Post-Gazette subscriptions until the strike ends.
- To urge folks to subscribe to the Union Progress.
Striking Post-Gazette workers were not planning any actions until Monday because of the Christmas holiday.
On Thursday, workers held a holiday party that featured appetizers, dinner and a rousing round of strike-themed Christmas carols.