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Re: “Amazing Cafe in Pittsburgh permanently closed after workers participate in one-day strike

The real story here is that most of the other Amazing Cafe employees disagreed with the strike and that the employees who did strike did not have good reason to do so. Not only that, Mr. Reyes is an unreliable source (liar). He claimed in the Incline article that his wage was $14/hour (he was saying how it's unfair that other employees only make $9). In fact, Mr. Reyes' wage was $20/hour to make wraps and smoothies.

I hate to put myself out there with an opinion like this but I feel that these striking employees are an embarrassment to our society. They also undermine the campaigns of people with real labor issues in this country (and world).

If you get paid $20/hour to work at a cafe, and then you go on strike, you should have a trial with the maximum penalty being exile.

Posted by Sam Leonard on 05/26/2017 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh stakeholders disagree on how to fund affordable-housing programs

If he's paying $500 a month rent and has been a tenant for 27 years, That's $162,000 that the owner lived off of that whole time. And I guarantee they didn't put much of that money back into the house. Why does he need to pay $49k or even $25k to keep living in his house. This is what's wrong with landlords and rental properties.

Posted by Rayden Sorock on 05/26/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Amazing Cafe in Pittsburgh permanently closed after workers participate in one-day strike

Rediculois article. A waste of ink. Just ridiculous.

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Posted by Terri Weigand Tuma on 05/26/2017 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Amazing Cafe in Pittsburgh permanently closed after workers participate in one-day strike

The only thing more pathetic than this story is the weak ass journalist who thought they had story .

A service industry employee with over a decade of experience, who is still not even a manager or even union member "protested" his own decision to work at a poorly managed restaurant, then after rightfully losing his job, now claims the restaurant is actually highly successful and it's unfair that employees at a completely separate business get better benefits than he does.

Then, the writer drags the owners name through the mud by sensationalizing the value and location of their home...

This is some yinzer shit right here.

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Posted by Disco Dan on 05/26/2017 at 3:40 AM

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