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On-campus dining is improving, but not yet perfect

On-campus dining is improving, but not yet perfect

09/13/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor If you’re a freshman, there’s a good chance you’re probably wondering what the heck is up with Duquesne’s food situation. Hogan Dining Center in Towers is a far cry from home-cooked meals you might be used to, and the pizza you can pick up at Incline is, like, […]

Pittsburgh holds onto its Labor Day Parade history

Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer 09/06/2018 Pittsburgh has been marching to the beat of its own Labor Day Parade drum for over a century. The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, and it didn’t take long for the festivities to catch on in Pittsburgh. For the past […]

NLRB rules against Duquesne, orders university to bargain with adjunct union

NLRB rules against Duquesne, orders university to bargain with adjunct union

Raymond Arke | News Editor Duquesne suffered a major loss on Tuesday in the university’s ongoing battle against allowing an adjunct union, according to a faculty-wide email from President Ken Gormley. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled in a unanimous decision ordering Duquesne to bargain with an adjunct faculty union group. The case has […]

Local DU chef, activist featured on TBS’ ‘Full Frontal’

Local DU chef, activist featured on TBS’ ‘Full Frontal’

02/01/2018 By Elsa Buehler | Staff Writer Marla Blunt: member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), political organizer, fighter for a living wage and fair healthcare and Duquesne’s vegan/vegetarian chef. Blunt puts her all into her cause with her union and the city of Pittsburgh. Recently, Blunt was featured on TBS’s late-night talk show […]

GOP tax plan, opposed by Duquesne and other universities, could harm students

GOP tax plan, opposed by Duquesne and other universities, could harm students

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 11/30/17 For anyone that relies on a teaching assistant or research position for graduate level tuition, you may soon pay taxes on money that you never see. On Nov. 16, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation to overhaul the tax code with a vote of 227-205. Though a […]

It’s time to accept adjunct union at Duquesne

It’s time to accept adjunct union at Duquesne

By: Duke Staff While LGBT students at Duquesne were being attacked online because two students criticized the university’s decision to bring a Chick-fil-A on campus, Duquesne remained largely silent on the issue. With the exception of a brief statement posted on Facebook, the administration has not weighed in to defend students, or offer any clarification […]

National NLRB office rejects DU jurisdiction appeal

National NLRB office rejects DU jurisdiction appeal

Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor The Washington D.C. bureau of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a federal agency that adjudicates cases involving labor disputes, voted 2-1 against Duquesne University on April 10 over an appeal from Duquesne in which the school claimed it is not under NLRB jurisdiction because it is a religious […]

Food workers rally for wages, job security

Food workers rally for wages, job security

  By Brandon Addeo and Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke More than 50 Duquesne and University of Pittsburgh food workers gathered on Academic Walk near Rooney Field Wednesday afternoon, holding signs and shouting slogans, calling for faster contract negotiations and benefit protections. The workers, members of service worker union 32BJ SEIU, are in the […]

Rally cry: Students must fight for campus food staff

Rally cry: Students must fight for campus food staff

By: Duke Staff Dear Duquesne students: Pitt students are better than you. No, we aren’t talking about basketball fandom — that’s a topic for another day. Instead, The Duke staff would like to encourage students here to care more about how the workers they interact with are treated. In January, University of Pittsburgh students hosted […]

DU food workers plan A-Walk rally

DU food workers plan A-Walk rally

  By Kaye Burnet | News Editor Duquesne’s food workers will take to Academic Walk today at 4 p.m. to rally for higher wages and job protection, according to representatives of service employee union 32BJ SEIU. The union, which also represents food workers at the University of Pittsburgh, is in the middle of contract negotiations […]