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It’s Back to School Time and Point Park University Adjuncts are Fighting For a Fair Contract

It’s back to school time, but adjunct faculty members, represented by the United Steelworkers Local 1088, at Point Park University in Pittsburgh aren’t just putting together lesson plans and greeting new students. They’re fighting for a fair contract. Today, a delegation of about 70 USW activists from the union’s Leadership-Scholarship program marched to Point Park University from the union’s headquarters, to bring attention to ongoing, contentious negotiations between the administration and the school’s part-time faculty. Read More

National President Richard Trumka To Kick Off Trade Tour in Pittsburgh

National AFL-CIO President will be holding a Town Hall on NAFTA 2.0 on June 17th, 2019 at 6PM at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers. The White House has again attempted to prematurely advance its flawed and incomplete new NAFTA agreement. As it stands, the administration’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) still falls short of a fair deal for working people: The proposal doesn’t end the outsourcing of good-paying American jobs to Mexico and other low-wage countries. Read More