The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh on March 19 “celebrated” its 3,000th day without a raise–a mighty long time, especially on top of a 12 percent cut in pay.
To mark the occasion and to show how unified the local is, members wore blue and “3,000 Days and Counting” stickers.
President Mike Fuoco read a letter to the membership gathered in the newsroom that the Unity Council sent to Allan and J.R. Block.
In the letter, all the P-G’s unions demanded parent company BCI negotiate in good faith a contract that includes a wage increase.
“BCI, we deserve a piece of your pie,” Fuoco said after reading the letter. “And since they haven’t yet given it to us, the Guild offers you all a piece of pie.” And then Guild members munched on a delicious and diverse array of pies.
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