Strike Solidarity Pledge

Mike Pound and other striking journalists brave the rain on the picket line Friday, Nov. 11, on the North Shore. (Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Union Progress)
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The heartbeat behind any good journalism is its sources. Let’s face it: We, as reporters, are nothing without the people who share their stories with us.

It’s no secret that since mid-October, we’ve been on strike. But our journalism? It’s better than ever. We’ve been writing for our own publication, a union publication: the Pittsburgh Union Progress – and our goal is to bring you closer to your community. That hasn’t stopped.

To help us, the undersigned organizations, politicians, community leaders, and members of the public – a real “who’s who” of Pittsburgh solidarity – are pledging to:

It’s easy to talk about supporting workers. But these folks are backing up that rhetoric with action. We appreciate their solidarity in fighting for news our community deserves, workplace respect, and you.

Below you can see who has signed on already. And if you don’t see you or your organization’s name there, you can sign the pledge yourself in the form beneath the list of signatories.

Enjoy:

Organizations

412 Justice

Allegheny Fayette Labor Council

American Federation of Government Employees

American Postal Workers Union

Armstrong County Democratic Committee

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Pittsburgh

Beaver County Democratic Committee

Beaver-Lawrence Central Labor Council

Chartiers Group

City of Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ Commission

Clean Air Council

Community Human Services

Dashcam for Your Bike Inc.

East End Brewing Co.

Green Party of Allegheny County

The Hop Along Cafe

IBEW Local 29

Just Harvest

Kratom Science

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (USW), Pittsburgh Chapter

MarchOnHarrisburg

Maggie’s Farm Distillery

NALC Branch 84 (Letter Carriers)

Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh

Party for Socialism & Liberation

Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network

Pittsburgh Anti-Imperialism League

Pittsburgh Building Trades

Pittsburgh Democratic Socialists of America

Pittsburgh Independent

Pittsburgh Institute for Nonprofit Journalism

Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers

Pittsburgh Labor Choir

Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Pittsburgh Metro Area Postal Workers Union

Pittsburgh Protests

Pittsburgh United

Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid

Pittsburghers for Public Transit

Pride at Work Pennsylvania

Roofers Local 37

SEIU Healthcare PA

SEIU Local 32BJ

Sequal Consulting

Socialist Alternative

Southwest PA Coalition of Labor Union Women

Steamfitters Local 449

Teamsters Local 205

UAW Local 2320

UFCW Local 1776KS

The Write Reflection

Young Democrats of Allegheny County

Mayors

Ed Gainey, Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Council

Bethany Hallam, Member-at-Large

Anita Prizio, Dist. 3

Pittsburgh City Council                                         

Anthony Coghill, Dist. 4

Deb Gross, Dist. 7

Erika Strassburger, Dist. 8

Barbara Warwick, Dist. 5

Bobby Wilson, Dist. 1

U.S. House of Representatives

Chris DeLuzio

Pa. House of Representatives

Aerion Abney 

Jessica Benham

Dan Frankel

Emily Kinkead

La’Tasha Mayes

Dan Miller

Mandy Steele

Nick Pisciottano

Arvind Venkat

Controllers

Corey O’Connor, Allegheny County

School Board Directors

Ashley Comans, Wilkinsburg

Nina Esposito-Visgitis, Pittsburgh

Pam Harbin, Pittsburgh

Dan Grzybek, Bethel Park

Devon Taliaferro, Pittsburgh

Borough Council Members

Chuck Pascal, Leechburg

Jessica Semler, Etna

Chief Public Defender

Matt Dugan, Allegheny County

Political Candidates

Olivia Bennett (Allegheny County Executive)

Dave Fawcett (Allegheny County Executive)

Sara Innamorato (Allegheny County Executive)

Michael Lamb (Allegheny County Executive)

Erin McClelland (Allegheny County Executive)

Ashley Comans (Pa. House Dist. 34)

Abigail Salisbury (Pa. House Dist. 34)

NaTisha Washington (Pa. House Dist. 34)

Khari Mosley (Pittsburgh City Council)

The People

Bob Abraham
Michael Allen
Tiffany Allen
Whitney Archer
James Armstrong
Ed Auer
Sharon Axelrod
Carl Bailey
Mark Ball
Amanda Barber
Len Barcousky
Sara Bauknecht
Brett Benson
Nancy Bernstein
Jennifer Blatz
Alyssa Brown
DaVonn Brown
Jocelyn Brumbaugh
Erica Brusselars
Jeffrey Bullock
Aubrey Burchell
Robin Burke
Rachel Canning
Jan Carpenter
Justin Carroll
Heather Chirdon
Michael Cmar
Brian Crawford
Jennifer Cribbs
Alex Criego
Amy Culbertson
Jeremy Czarniak
Kimberly Daboo
K. Danowski
Mimi Darragh
Katrina Davis
Matthew Davis
Julie Daw
Joe Delale
Dominic DeNuzzio 
Eugene DePasquale
James DePoe
Antonia Domingo
Maggy Donaldson
Jenny Drone
Daniel Dulaney
Sue Dunhoff-Kerr
Gail Evans-Potter
Joshua Ewing
Fritz Fekete
Shannon Fink
John Flatt
Mark Flemm
Katie Foran-McHale
Fred Frances
Christopher George
Helen Gerhardt
Erika Gidley
Shawn Gilchrist
Theron Gilliland, Jr.
Ethan Glass
Karen Goldman
Marty Gonzalez 
Emma Grace
Kyle Gracey
Rick Grejda
Zach Grewe
Ellen Harrison
Holly Hickling
Philip Hnatkovich
Samantha Hoch
Harry Hochheiser
Tom Hoffman
Lance Huber
Mark Hudson
Abi Hunter
Brady Jacob
Georgann Jenkins
Jeffrey Katrencik 
Frankie Kavalir
Joseph Kazan
Carolyn Kazdin
Darrin Kelly
Zak Kerr
Michele Kessler
Derek Kirk
Barbara Klein
Jacob Klinger
Steven Kocherzat
Nancy Koerbel
Leah Kozak
James Kunz
Sharon Lampkins
Matt Larkin
Michael Laughlin
Sabrina LeBoeuf
Theadore Lee
Denise Leezer
John Lepley
Darwin Leuba
Joseph Little
Sabrina Liu
Francis G. Lyman
Isabella Mahal
Matt Maielli
Paula Majersky
Liana Maneese
Katie Manges
Juliet Martinez
Steven Martinez
Griffin Matthews
Cathie Matvey
Tyler McAndrew
April McCann
Erin McClelland
Dennis McManus
Brian McNash
Thomas Melcher
Joseph Miksch
Kim Millet
George Milligan
Tom Molanick
Bob Montana
Joyce Moore
Sue Morris
Jason Mucker
Rob Muse
James Musial
Nancy Musser
Monica Muszalski
Christian Na
Mark Nasielski
Stephen O’Brion
Joyce Packer
Joe Pass
Marilyn Patete
Johnny Patterson
Andrea Pauliuc
Matt Peters
Susan Petersen
Allie Petonic
Saundra Petrella
Rita Porterfield
Theresa Powers 
Nelson Pyles
Stephanie Rawal
Sarah Read
Brenden Rearick
Nichole Remmert
John Rice
Chris Rieger
Alison Robostello
Johanne Rokholt
Eunity Rooths
Bob Ross
Tracy Royston
Miriam Rubin
John Rudiak
Nathan Ruggles
Eric Russell
Sean Russell 
Michael Sainato
Mars Sallustio
Lisa Sayre
Denny Scott
Leonard Seanez
Jenny Shea
Schuyler Sheaffer
Ryan Shields
April Siese
Michaela Simon
Michelle Slinger
Mike Smales
Alyssa Snyder
Steph Sorensen
Lilas Soukup
Jack Sowers
David Stangl Jr.
Lorraine Starsky
William Steen Jr.
Glen Stolburg Jr.
Gina Strandlien
Patrick Sweeney
Joseph Swenglish
Renee Tatalovich
Frederick Telles
Carlos Thomas
John Thompson
Paul Todaro
Laura Tompkins
Sam Tongue
Tracy Travaglio
Rosemary Trump
John Ukenye
David Vinski
William Vitka
Alan Volek
Hudson Wagner
Douglas Ward
Sarah Warda
Liam Watters
Bridgett Weaver
Bill Wekselman
Virginia Wendt
Barbara Wilson
Jody Wilson
Crystal Witt
Evan W. Wolfson 
Tanner Yoho
Zachary Young
Frank Zuber