By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Democratic leaders, including Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, rallied for a barista who was fired.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: The Snow Has Arrived
Last month, workers at The Coffee Tree announced they were unionizing. The baristas are demanding better pay, higher staffing and more input on COVID-19 measures.READ MORE: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Snow Now Expected To Reach 6-12 Inches In Pittsburgh
One of those workers said he was fired after appearing in a video announcing the formation of the union.
“It’s really encouraging,” former employee Liam Tinker said. “I don’t know if it will encourage Gene to rehire me, but it’s really encouraging to have this support.”MORE NEWS: SEE IT: Massive Winter Storm System Brings Snow To Pittsburgh Area
Last month, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey announced his support for the union after it filed a labor complaint against The Coffee Tree.