What You Need to Know

On July 19, 2019, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board determined that the United Steelworkers must prove that the University of Pittsburgh's list of names contains factual or legal inaccuracies. Per the Steelworkers’ petition, this list included all full-time and part-time faculty members and librarians. It did not include faculty members from Pitt’s School of Medicine.

This sweeping subpoena attempts to shift responsibility onto Pitt to prove that the list is accurate, as the Steelworkers seek thousands of pages of personal information about more than 4,000 faculty members, including payroll data, assignments and disability information. We disagree with this tactic and look forward to following the PLRB process to resolve this matter.