As graduate workers at the University of Pittsburgh step up their efforts to unionize, the backing of an historic steelworkers union further reveals a nationwide push by labor groups to adapt in times of economic upheaval. Pitt officials, meanwhile, are warning against the move, claiming a grad workers union could threaten the rapport that exists between the administration and students.
Seven cleaners say they were fired from the prestigious Ellis School after the company they worked for lost its contract. Cleaner Alyce Toombs had previously worked for a company that lost its contract with Ellis, but she was able to stay on when they were replaced. That didn't happen this time around, and the cleaners and their union, SEIU 32BJ, are fighting to get the jobs back.
A woman and her father pleaded guilty Tuesday to hindering the apprehension of Cheron Shelton, who faces six charges of homicide in connection with a mass shooting in Wilkinsburg last year. As TribLive reported, Shelton was arrested at Channel and Adrien Falls home after they told police they had not had contact with Shelton. Both of the Falls will serve six months probation, according to the Post-Gazette.
If you learned anything from Monica and Rachel: Do not bet the apartment at this trivia match. In preparation, binge watch "Friends," prepare your "steady hand" and get ready for any "lightning rounds" before this trivia showdown.
Where: Claddagh Irish Pub at 407 Cinema Drive (South Side)
When: August 9, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Incline Likes
What's in the space above the Squirrel Hill tunnel? Who designed it? Why doesn't the Liberty Tunnel directly connect to the Liberty Bridge? WESA tackled those questions and threw in dozens of other factoids about the tunnels Pittsburghers have a love/hate relationship with. For example, "there used to be an 'inebriation holding cell,' on the city-side of Liberty." Fun fact!
You've probably heard about plans for a Highline in Pittsburgh. But the project from McKnight Realty Partners, now under construction, will also feature office space and retail you may not be used to seeing on the South Side. McKnight's Izzy Rudolph told Next Pittsburgh the company has "so far held discussions with local bakeries, fitness centers, bike and kayak rentals and even craft breweries about setting up shop in the space." The first phase of construction should be completed next year.