WE ARE THE STAFF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH. WE MAKE PITT WORK.
We are advisors, researchers, scientists, library and technology specialists, accountants, educators, designers, counselors, and administrative assistants. We support students and faculty. We write grants, secure funding, and manage complex financial and record-keeping systems. We make sure computers work and networks stay online. We plan events and coordinate scheduling. We craft and refine communications, run the University stores, and welcome countless visitors daily. We advocate for our students, programs, and communities, and play an integral role in campus life.
CONNECT WITH AN ORGANIZER
We are actively organizing our staff union. Complete the form to schedule a time to meet with an organizer to learn more about our work, to volunteer and to sign your authorization card.
This is your chance to say YES to forming our staff union and to build a stronger university community.
WHY WE ARE ORGANIZING
We are forming a union because every worker at Pitt deserves a seat at the table where decisions are made, and an increase in pay and benefits. We believe in the outstanding mission of Pitt and are committed to building a university system that staff, faculty, students, and community stakeholders can be proud of. Forming our union will help the University to attract, retain, and motivate the best talent. As one of the region’s largest employers, we can also help set the standard and raise the working conditions of everyone in our community.
I'm supporting a union because I think it's important for everyone to be treated fair, to have a voice, and I believe unity among staff would be good for the University. KIM ROBINSON Administrative Coordinator, Rehab Science & Technology
I support the staff union because staff can be more connected to the University community if they have a voice in the decisions that are made, can give feedback for improvement, and can confidently share thoughts of concern in order to create a better working environment for all. With my extensive background in working with unions, I have seen the impact they can have where staff and administration can collaborate and come to decisions that positively benefit all stakeholders. With a staff union, I believe people will be able to sit at the table and be even more committed to creating an environment where everyone benefits from the decisions being made.
STACY NATH Academic Advisor, College of Business Administration
I support the staff union because I’ve been a staff member at Pitt for 27 years, and I believe that we need greater transparency about salaries, opportunities for advancement, and a voice in decision-making that affects us. Joining together as a union will help us to accomplish this.
JENNIFER GOECKELER-FRIED Lab Manager, Biological Sciences