A national anti-union movement is trying to reduce the influence of public employees unions, including here in Pennsylvania.
New Jersey’s governor is proposing a new statewide teacher tenure plan, something the teachers’ union says is part of a national movement to break up public unions.
Union membership has dropped steeply since the 1980s, because of forces such as globalization, new technology, and the shift from a manufacturing to a service economy. Now public-sector unions are under attack, too, and the future of organized labor hangs in the balance.
Residents in an Upper Darby neighborhood are signing petitions, vowing to oppose a plan by a neighbor to run a firearms business from his home in the 700 block of Derwyn Road.
Philadelphia got some unwanted national attention this past summer after reports that the city was going after bloggers for business income. Now, a city councilman proposes changing the law to give the bloggers a break.