Quick update, Payday Report has learned that Pittsburgh Stadium Employees union, which represents 225 ticket ushers and customers service workers at PNC park, did settle a union contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates today, averting a promised strike on 4/20.
Ticket ushers have agreed to a new union contract that would immediately raise wages from $9.30.-an-hour to $12.40 plus tips from people they help find with finding their seats. By the end of the three-year contract, wages would raise to $13.10 an hour.
In addition, workers received a large bonus of backpay for what they would have been paid in 2022 if they had been paid at the current $12.40-an-hour instead of $9.35; totally as much as $1,300 dollars in lump-sum bonus for workers employed for 82 games a year.
Many of the ticket ushers are retirees for whom their employment is often a means of making a little money and staying active. However, ushers are expected to tend to first aid situations regularly on hot summer days and often provide security. Payday will update more in the newseltter tomorrow.
Finally, with the strike off, the Pirates have called for $1 hot dog night at the ballpark on Thursday 4.20.
Donate to help us buy some $1 hot dogs to find out more about working conditions at PNC Park.
Até mais gente,