Hostess Brands Inc. says it’s going out of business after striking workers across the country crippled its ability to make its Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other snacks.
Verizon workers will return to their positions Monday night despite not having a new collective bargaining agreement in place yet.
Striking Verizon workers gathered for a rally in front of Sen. Pat Toomey’s office in Station Square and then marched to company’s headquarters downtown.
Police were called after some Verizon employees in Dormont left work to find their vehicles chained in at a parking lot.
KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino talks with Marge Krueger, administrative director with District 2-13 of the Communications Workers of America, about the 45,000 Verizon employees currently on strike due to an impasse in new contract negotiations.
Verizon workers nationwide are on strike, including roughly 12,000 local employees. The walkout began over the weekend after negotiations failed. A large protest was held at 8 a.m. outside of Verizon’s downtown headquarters.
More than 12,000 local Verizon workers have joined other union workers in a nationwide strike against Verizon.
Director of Internal Organizing for the Pennsylvania State Education Association, Butch Santicola, joined KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino to discuss a potential ban of teacher strikes.
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