13 Years After Union Vote, Point Park Faculty, University Reach Tentative Deal

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Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette

Reprinted from The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Daniel Moore on August 25, 2017.

Faculty union negotiators said they have reached a tentative agreement with Point Park University for a first-ever union contract.

The agreement comes after 17 months of negotiation and 40 bargaining sessions between the school administration and the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, which is representing the group of about 140 full-time faculty members at the Downtown school. …

The 49-14 vote to unionize in 2004 was challenged by Point Park, which argued that professors at private institutions are actually in managerial positions. The case attracted national attention as it wound its way through the National Labor Relations Board and the US Court of Appeals — with rulings going against the school and the school appealing those rulings. …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 8/25

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