PITTSBURGH, September 27, 2010 – The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the labor organizations representing the media company’s unionized employees announced today that they have ratified new labor contracts. The agreements run through March 31, 2013.
Commenting on the new labor contracts, Post-Gazette President Christopher H. Chamberlain said, “Our unions, management, and owners worked through very difficult issues and, in the process, significantly strengthened our business. We sincerely thank all of our employees for their support of the new contracts and for standing behind the Post-Gazette and its customers as we continue to weather a difficult economic environment. These agreements will allow us to continue to be the region’s leading newspaper and online destination despite the challenges our industry has faced nationwide. Our business is on sound footing and we are committed to serving Western Pennsylvania for decades to come.”
“To retain our longstanding position of dominance in the Pittsburgh market and to continue meeting the needs of our customers, we are rapidly evolving and innovating new ways of conveying news and advertising while continuing to produce a first-rate print edition,” added Chamberlain.
The contracts between the Post-Gazette and the ten labor unions, representing approximately 90% of the company’s employees, had expired in March and were extended through the recent negotiation period. Details of the agreements are not being disclosed.
The Post-Gazette is the successor to all of Pittsburgh’s predecessor newspapers and remains the dominant brand for print and online news. It has served the Pittsburgh community, its readers and advertisers as the region’s indispensable source of news, advertising and information for more than two centuries. Reaching one million people every week, the Post-Gazette is Western Pennsylvania’s largest newspaper and post-gazette.com is the region’s most visited website.