Philadelphia’s carpenters union will get a chance to make their case that the Convention Center illegally locked them out of jobs there.
Taking A Local Labor Dispute National, Philadelphia Carpenters Ask Democrats To Snub The Convention Center
Letters have been sent to Democratic Committee chairmen in all 50 states asking them not to use Philadelphia’s convention center when the city hosts the 2016 nomination convention.
Martin O’Rourke from the Carpenters Union disputes this claim, saying members were exercising their first amendment right to protest.
Union Carpenters and Teamsters signed a new agreement with the Convention Center today, but Center officials say it’s too late and their employment there will end after tomorrow.
The Carpenters Union has ended a brief strike against the Convention Center and has agreed to a contract extension until May 10th.
After 16 hours, the strike at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is over.
That appointment is noteworthy because tourism industry officials have long privately (and occasionally publicly) blamed the carpenters for customer dissatisfaction at the center.