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Senador Wayne Fontana

Allegheny County – December 16, 2022 – Today, Pennsylvania State Senator Wayne Fontana issued the following statement in solidarity with the striking members of the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh:

“As a former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette driver and member of Teamsters Local 211, I will not be granting interviews with the Post-Gazette until the strike is settled.

I understand first-hand the strain on the members of the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh and their families when negotiations are not conducted in good faith by their employer, as I was involved in the 1992 Post-Gazette/Press strike.

Journalists, drivers, mailers, and pressmen have been working without a contract since 2017 and have not received a raise in 16 years. This is unacceptable.”

Senator Fontana is Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus and Chairman of the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.