Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newsroom workers go on strike | Local News

For the first time in 30 years, employees of the press room of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette went on strike.

As of noon Tuesday, more than 100 of the paper’s writers, editors and designers walked off the job, joining workers on the picket line of the Post-Gazettedistribution, advertising and production unions. These employees went on strike two weeks ago, claiming that Block Communications, owner of the Post-Gazette and The blade in Toledo, Ohio, stripped them of their health care coverage after they refused to pay an extra $19 a week. Newsroom workers, represented by the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, say they are on strike over unfair labor practices.

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