From The Incline: The Post-Gazette’s publisher ‘went berserk in the newsroom.’ Now the union wants him barred from the office.

Some PG employees concerned for their safety are working from home.

By COLIN DEPPEN

The union representing Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newsroom staffers wants Publisher and Editor-in-Chief JR Block barred from the paper’s North Shore office after the guild said Block “went berserk in the newsroom” on Saturday night.

On Monday, the Guild asked Post-Gazette executives to temporarily deactivate Block’s access card and to search him for weapons if he has to be in the building, said Mike Fuoco, president of The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, which represents some 150 newsroom employees.

Photos and videos of the Saturday encounter were provided to the company in support of the request, he said, adding that management led him to believe Block’s access would be restricted, but as of Tuesday afternoon it had not.

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