Carpenter’s Union

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

Convention Center CEO Says Carpenters Union Vandalized Auto Show

Martin O’Rourke from the Carpenters Union disputes this claim, saying members were exercising their first amendment right to protest.

02/10/2015

File photo: the main entrance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, on North Broad Street at Cherry. (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Labor Battle Brewing At Pa. Convention Center

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.

05/09/2014

Doors open at the Broad Street Run Expo. Happy runners unaware of labor strife hours before. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Carpenters Union, Convention Center Agree To Contract Extension

The Carpenters Union has ended a brief strike against the Convention Center and has agreed to a contract extension until May 10th.

05/02/2014

File Photo: Members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners picket outside the loading dock entrance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.   Credit: Steve Tawa)

UPDATE: Strike at Pennsylvania Convention Center Ends

After 16 hours, the strike at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is over.

08/01/2013

(The Market Street entrance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Carpenters’ Union Boss Gets Seat on Pa. Convention Center Board

That appointment is noteworthy because tourism industry officials have long privately (and occasionally publicly) blamed the carpenters for customer dissatisfaction at the center.

07/15/2013