Building Trades Council

(A giant inflatable rat sat outside the Wyndham Hotel, at 4th and Arch Streets, on Wednesday and Thursday.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Giant, Crying Rat Draws Old City Hotel Guests Into Labor Dispute

The sound effect, along with a ten-foot-tall inflatable rat, are the centerpieces of a protest by union workers who say the hotel is using out-of-town labor for renovations.

08/22/2013

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background.  File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Head Of Philadelphia Trade Unions Supports Convention Center Privatization Inquiry

Pat Gillespie, head of the Building Trades Council, representing unions at the center, has a seat on the board and supports a look at potentially privatizing the center’s management.

02/08/2013

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