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I like Pittsburgh an awful lot. It’s one of my favorite cities in the east. But there’s no question it is has massive racial problems. Jerry Dickinson is a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He throws down the gauntlet by comparing his experiences in Pittsburgh to South Africa. Over a decade ago, I […]

ATI Lockout

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On September 2, 2015

Last week, I wrote about the ATI lockout of their union mills. Wanted to highlight this issue once again. The United Steelworkers held a big rally in Pittsburgh yesterday to pressure the company to en

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Scabbing in the New Gilded Age

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On August 28, 2015
Probably the most underreported story in American labor right now is what’s going on steel. There are more unionized steel jobs in the U.S. than you’d think and a lot of those union contracts are expiring on September 1. That means a lot of labor strife, with companies seeking to destroy their unions. One of […]

The Union Edge

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On August 27, 2015

Above: Pittsburgh, 1940 I was on The Union Edge on Tuesday, the great labor radio program out of Pittsburgh, talking about Out of Sight and other labor-related matters. You can listen to it here. My P

Flipping Houses

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On June 2, 2015

The expansion of extreme house flipping and rapidly rising housing prices to cities like Pittsburgh is not a positive development for those of us who value affordable and diverse cities with stable gr

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Pittsburgh First!

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On November 5, 2013
The campaign poster of Pittsburgh City Council candidate Jim Wudarczyk: The inspiration for this brilliance: Really, it’s about time we saw Red Scare era political imagery become hip again. A new age of Harding, this.

PNC

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On June 4, 2013

Pierce is right on the money. The experience of going to PNC Park, including just being in downtown Pittsburgh and walking around the ballpark neighborhood, is second to none in all of baseball. IR

Pittsburgh, 1940

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On June 4, 2012

In 1941, Pittsburgh passed a smoke control ordinance. Retronaut has a good collection of photographs suggesting why it was needed. Of course, this is also the Republican vision for our future air qual

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