PNC Park Ticket Ushers Settle Union Contract for $13.10-an-Hour – $1 Hot Dog Night Called at PNC Park for 4/20

PNC Ballpark wrokers avert strike at the ballpark (Massoud Hossaini, Tribuen-Review)

Folks, 

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, 

Melk 

About the Author

Mike Elk
Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter and alumni of the Guardian. In addition to filing over 1,800 stories from 46 states, Elk was the only American reporter in the room with Lula on the morning of the election & traveled with him to the Oval Office. Credited by the Washington Post for being the first reporter to track the strike wave systematically, Elk started Payday Report using his NLRB settlement from being illegally fired for union organizing in 2015. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh and works frequently in Rio de Janeiro, where he attended college at PUC-Rio. He speaks both Portuguese and Pittsburghese fluently. His email is [email protected]

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