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On the Strike Line – Stephen Karlinchak

Stephen Karlinchak on strike at PPG
In any weather, TNG-CWA Local 38061 member Stephen Karlinchak (right) holds the picket line in front of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (PHOTO CREDIT: Steve Mellon, Pittsburgh Union Progress, TNG-CWA 38061)

Name: Stephen Karlinchak
Local: The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, TNG-CWA Local 38061
Workplace: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Title: Librarian
Experience: 33+ years
Strike Time: One year, seven months
Quote: This strike isn't about me; it is about honoring the women and men who came before me who built a strong union and to ensure that those PPG workers who come after me will have decent wages and benefits.
Inspiration: My immigrant grandfathers who were coal miners; my father, my brother, and my uncles were GM employees and UAW members; and my mother belonged to CWA (Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania) and the Retail Clerks Union (A&P).


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