Frank Keel

(Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Protest Over Out-of-State Hiring at South Phila. Shipyard Draws Hundreds

The coalition of union and nonunion workers chanted and held placards in a boisterous, 15-minute rally against Aker Philadelphia’s hiring pracctices.

03/18/2014

Firefighters

Nutter Setting Aside $31M For Resolution With Firefighters

One day after the firefighters union ousted its leader, the Nutter Administration announced the mayor is setting aside more than $30 million towards a resolution of its long-running contract dispute with the union.

05/17/2013

(Philadelphia firefighters, some holding signs, disrupted ceremonies to open a new firehouse in Tacony on Tuesday.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Firefighters Call Off Plan to Recall Mayor Nutter

“It’s been attempted before in the state and has not succeeded,” a union spokesman admits.

01/10/2013

(Mayor Nutter, flanked by other city officials and neighborhood children, cuts the ribbon on a new firehouse in Tacony.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Angry Firefighters Confront Mayor Nutter at Opening of New Firehouse

The $6.7-million station replaces one that was shuttered a few years ago because of the expansion of Interstate 95.

01/08/2013

(File photo.  Credit: Jeff Fusco/ Getty Images)

Firefighters Upset About Continued Brownout Policy, Despite Impending New Hires

Plans in the mayor’s new budget to hire more firefighters won’t bring an end to the controversial practice called ‘brownouts’ — temporary closures of fire stations. And the firefighters’ union is seeing red.

03/11/2012

file photo (credit: Tony Hanson)

Union PAC Slams Council Candidate In Radio Ad

With Tuesday’s general election approaching, you may have noticed campaign ads running here on KYW Newsradio involving the battle for two city council seats set aside for the minority Republicans.

11/05/2011

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